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Cookworthy, William (1705–1780), porcelain manufacturer and Quaker minister, was born on 12 April 1705, the eldest child of William Cookworthy (1670–1718), a Quaker serge maker of Kingsbridge, Devon, and his wife, Edith (d. 1759), daughter of John and Mary Debell of St Martin by Looe, Cornwall...

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Elam, Gervase (1681–1771), merchant and Quaker minister, was born on 3 October 1681 at Heath, Skircoates Moor, Halifax, the only child of John Elam (1639/40–1730), a card-maker, and his second wife, Katherine (d. 1682) of Kendal, daughter of Gervase Benson of Borratt, Sedbergh...

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Gurney, John (1688/9–1741), Quaker minister and wool stapler, was the son of John Gurney (1655–1721), a Quaker merchant of Norwich, who had been imprisoned from 1683 to 1685 for refusing the oath of allegiance and who brought up his family strictly in his own faith. With his wife, ...

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Marshall, Charles (1637–1698), Quaker preacher and apothecary, was born at Bristol in June 1637. He noted in his short journal that his 'education and bringing up was after the strictest manner of religion', his parents 'being such as feared the Lord...

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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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Tregelles, Edwin Octavius (1806–1886), ironmaster and Quaker minister, was born on 19 October 1806 at Falmouth, the youngest of the seventeen children (eight being twins) of Samuel Tregelles (1766–1831), merchant and rope maker, and Rebecca (1766–1811), daughter of Thomas Smith (1725–1792), London silversmith and member of the Quaker banking firm of ...