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Joan Whitrow, a Quaker and later an Independent pamphleteer in the post-Restoration period of reaction, is remarkable both for the family politics and religious feeling of her account of the deaths of two of her children, and for the attention she pays in her later pamphlets and prophecies to social issues like poverty.
February 1630 A baby named Joan Robinson who was baptised at the church of St Botolph-without-Aldgate in London this month may have been the future JW. This date fits approximately with what her epitaph said of her age at death. Bibliographic Citation link.
Later 1677 JW was the lead author of The Work of God in a Dying Maid, a setting for the deathbed testimonies of her small son and particularly of her daughter. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1697 JW published what appears to be her final pamphlet, Faithful Warnings, Expostulations and Exhortations, to the Several Professors of Christianity in England, as well those of the Highest as the Lowest Quality. Bibliographic Citation link.
8 September 1707 JW died, in or near Twickenham, aged probably seventy-seven. Bibliographic Citation link.
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