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Francis Bugg (1640–1727) by Frederick Hendrick van Hove, 1700 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bugg, Francis (1640–1727), Quaker apostate, was born at Mildenhall, Suffolk, on 10 March 1640 and baptized on 14 March. His father was Robert (d. c.1667), the second son of Francis and Margaret Bugg; his mother, Joan, the daughter of Thomas and ...

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Curwen, Thomas (c. 1610–1680), Quaker missionary, was born in Baycliff in the parish of Aldingham, near Ulverston in Furness, Lancashire; his parents' names are not known. About 1641 he married 'a strict religious professor' (Backhouse and others, 200); the maiden name and parentage of his wife, ...

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Eccles, Solomon (1617?–1682), musician and Quaker missionary, was probably baptized on 14 September 1617 at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, the son of Solomon Eccles. His father was a musician, but little else is known of Eccles's early life. He appears to have lived at ...

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Evans [née Canual or Canval], Katharine (c. 1618–1692), Quaker missionary, declared to the Maltese inquisition in 1658 that she was the daughter of Anne and Roger ‘Canual’ and that she was then aged about forty; this was an Italian rendering of her maiden name, which may have been ...

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Fell, Leonard (1624–1701), Quaker missionary and writer, was the son of Thomas Fell of Baycliff, near Ulverston in the Furness district of north Lancashire. He took service in the nearby godly household of Thomas Fell (1598–1658) and Margaret Fell (1614–1702) at Swarthmoor Hall...

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Hookes, Ellis (bap. 1635, d. 1681), Quaker administrator, was born in the Woodyard Lodgings within the environs of the Palace of Westminster, and was baptized on 12 March 1635 at St Margaret's Church, near Westminster. His father, Thomas Hookes of Conwy, Denbighshire, a courtier to ...

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Howard, Luke (1621–1699), Quaker activist and writer, was born at Dover on 18 October 1621, the son of Robert Howard (c.1580–1625), a shoemaker, and his wife, Susanna. His mother married a butcher when Luke was eight, but when he came to decide on his future occupation 'something in my Conscience … stirred against Evil, and made me dislike a Butcher's Life and Trade' (...

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Keith, George (1638?–1716), Quaker schismatic and Church of England clergyman, was born in Aberdeenshire; the names of his parents are unknown, though he may have been given his Christian name after his father. He attended Marischal College, Aberdeen, where he graduated MA in 1657. ...

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Mead, William (c. 1627–1713), Quaker patron and merchant, lived in London, where he became a prosperous linen draper and merchant; he was also a member of the Company of Merchant Taylors. He served as captain of a trained band and was a Seeker in religion, joining the presbyterians and Independents among others before finally becoming a Quaker early in 1670. Later that year, on 14 August, he was present at a large and crowded meeting in ...

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Overton, Constantine [Constant] (b. 1626/7, d. in or after 1690), Quaker activist, was the son of Rowland Overton of Shrewsbury, carpenter. When his father became a freeman of Shrewsbury in 1639 Constantine was twelve, the youngest of four children: two sisters, Katherine and ...

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Pearson, Anthony (bap. 1627, d. 1666), Quaker administrator, was baptized on 7 January 1627 at Cartmel Fell, Lancashire, the son of Edward Pearson. He may have studied law in London, though his name does not appear in the records of the inns of court. After becoming ...

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Pennyman, John (1628–1706), Quaker schismatic, was born on 14 August 1628, the fourth son of Sir James Pennyman (d. 1655), of Ormesby, Yorkshire, and his second wife, Joan Smith (d. 1657), of London. His half-brother, Sir James Pennyman (1609–1679), was knighted by ...

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Simmonds [Simmons; née Calvert], Martha (bap. 1624, d. 1665), Quaker and author, was baptized at Meare, Somerset, on 28 January 1624, the daughter of George Calvert (d. 1628), vicar of Meare, and his second wife, Ann Collier; she was the younger sister of the booksellers ...