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Anne Whitehead petitioned with other women for the release of Friends imprisoned for their beliefs. Ten years later, at a time of declining radicalism in the Quaker sect on matters of gender, she wrote the larger part of a collaborative text calling for the setting up of Women's Meetings. This seems like a dogged attempt to preserve a distinctively female power base within the Quaker movement by defining women's concerns as chiefly domestic and educational.
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About 1624 According to the ODNB Anne Downer (later AW, early Quaker convert) was born at Charlbury in Oxfordshire, one of three sisters, at a less than certain date. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
28 July 1686 AW died in her mid sixties; her second husband survived her by thirty-seven years. Bibliographic Citation link.
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