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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Whiting, John (1656–1722), Quaker bibliographer and writer, was born at Nailsea near Bristol. His parents were John Whiting (d. 1658), a yeoman of Nailsea, and his wife, Mary (d. 1666), daughter of John Evans. Whiting recalled that his parents 'came of honest parents, and of good report in the country', where his ancestors had long owned an estate (...