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Barclay, Robert (1833–1876), Quaker and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 4 August 1833 at Croydon. He was the younger son of John Barclay (1797–1838), a descendant of the Quaker apologist Robert Barclay, and himself an expert on the early literature of the Society of Friends...

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Braithwaite, John (bap. 1633, d. c. 1680), Quaker apologist and missionary, was born at Cartmel, Lancashire, and baptized there on 24 March 1633; he was the son of James Braithwaite of Newton, in that parish.

Braithwaite became a Quaker in 1652 after meeting ...

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Penington, John (1655–1710), Quaker apologist and controversialist, was born in London or at his mother's estate of Worminghurst, Sussex. His parents were Isaac Penington (1616–1679), the friend of George Fox and William Penn, and his wife, Mary Springett, née Proude [see Penington, Mary (bap. 1623, d. 1682)...

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Smith [née Whitall], Hannah [known as Mrs Pearsall Smith] (1832–1911), evangelist and religious writer, was born on 7 February 1832 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the daughter of John M. Whitall (1800–1877) and Mary Whitall, née Tatum (1803–1880). Both parents came of established ...