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Lower, Thomas (bap. 1633, d. 1720), Quaker activist and physician, was baptized at St Tudy, Cornwall, on 11 August 1633. He was the son of Humfry Lower of Tremeer, St Tudy (bap. 1597, d. 1683), and his wife, Margery Billing (d...


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Pole, Thomas (1753–1829), physician and Quaker minister, was born on 13 October 1753 in Philadelphia, the youngest son of John Pole (1705–1755), a native of Wiveliscombe in Somerset, and his wife, Rachel Smith, of Burlington. Thomas was brought up as a member of the ...