Society of Friends

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Birth Anne Whitehead
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.
An Anne Downer, daughter of Andrew...
Birth Elizabeth Hooton
Elizabeth Carrier, who later as EH became one of the earliest Quaker preachers, was born.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Characters Sarah Daniels
A foreword by Jalna Hanmer explains that the play addresses the early-seventeenth-century shift towards male doctors' control of women's reproduction through new technology (the introduction of forceps) and through religion (the execution of witches)...
Characters Dorothy Richardson
In Dimple Hill, the middle-aged Miriam goes on a holiday in Sussex, and remains there living on the farm named in the title as a paying guest of a family of Quakers ...
Characters Mrs E. M. Foster
This book differs from Foster's first two novels, in that it is shorter (two volumes instead of three or four), not historical but rather a sentimental novel about courtship, and originally published by Minerva as...
Characters Constance Smedley
The protagonist and letter-writer, Samuel Pumphrey,
Smedley, Constance. Justice Walk. G. Allen and Unwin, 1924.
122
is a a Quaker clerk, puritan, provincial and utterly inartistic,
Smedley, Constance, and Maxwell Armfield. Crusaders. Chatto & Windus, 1912.
224
as well as initially self-righteous. Before the story begins he was saving money to marry his beloved...
Characters Emma Caroline Wood
It traces the life of Sabina Rock, an orphan in a Quaker family, through her teenage years. This prodigy, who runs no risk of ever being mistaken for an ordinary mortal,
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2097 (1868): 15
is...
Cultural formation Sarah Grand
Though not an active member of the Church of England , SG did admire the Church and its role in British culture. By her late adulthood, however, she also developed an interest in certain tenets...
Cultural formation Anna Trapnel
She experienced a spiritual awakening after hearing a sermon by Hugh Peter when she was about nineteen, then in 1650 joined the Baptist congregation of John Simpson . Later she moved to the sect of...
Cultural formation Valentine Ackland
VA was accepted as a member of the Society of Friends ; she remained a Quaker during the remaining two months of her life.
Harman, Claire. Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography. Chatto and Windus, 1989.
293
Cultural formation Isabella Ormston Ford
She was brought up in Leeds in an English, radical Quaker family with Liberal politics who were committed to humanitarian pursuits.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
The family was of prosperous middle-class standing, but IOF was brought up with a...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Bathurst
It sounds as if EB 's parents were English Quakers of the rising London middle class. In her first publication she wrote that God called her by his grace even in my tender Years.
Bathurst, Elizabeth, and Anne Bathurst. An Expostulatory Appeal to the Professors of Christianity. 1680.
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Cultural formation May Drummond
In 1759 MD sought official permission from the Society of Friends to travel to America and preach there. Permission was denied by William Miller of Edinburgh, and this seems to have precipitated a movement by...
Cultural formation Dora Greenwell
Presumably white, DG was born into an upper-middle class family that was then comfortably off, but was financially devastated several years after her birth. Her religious allegiances present some confusion. She was brought up as...
Cultural formation Mary Leadbeater
Mary Shakleton (later ML ) was brought up in an Irish Quaker family of the middle class.

Timeline

17 August 1612
The trial of the Lancashire witches resulted in the execution of seven women and one man.
8 July 1618
Michael Dalton had entered in the Stationers' Register his book The Countrey Justice, Containing the Practice of the Justices of the Peace out of their Sessions, designed to raise the level of local administration...
1653
Andrew Sowle finished his apprenticeship (to the Nonconformist printer Ruth Raworth ), and began printing Quaker texts from an unknown address.
9 December 1655
Cromwell issued an edict legally permitting Jewish resettlement in England. The Jews had been expelled in 1290, though individuals had now been living in England unofficially for more than a century.
9 July 1656
John Evelyn made a sight-seeing visit to Quakers in prison at Ipswich, Suffolk; he thought them a melancholy proud sort of people, and exceedingly ignorant.
October 1656
Quaker maverick James Nayler set out to demonstrate the spirit of Christ within him by staging an entry into Bristol riding on a donkey, as Christ had ridden into Jerusalem.
10 June 1658
The QuakerSarah Blackborow published the earliest of her several signed pamphlets, A Visit to the Spirit in Prison.
1659-60
Quakers accounted for 10% of all titles printed in England, though they were only 1% of the population.
1 June 1660
Mary Dyer (a colonial immigrant from England and a friend of Anne Hutchinson ) was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts, for preaching as a member of the Society of Friends .
January 1661
Fifth Monarchists (who expected the Second Coming and political rule of Christ, and had opposed the Cromwell ian government too) staged an uprising against the new king, Charles II .
1662
The Printing or Licensing Act restored the principles of government censorship which had been current before the Civil War: it limited the number of printers and required them to put their names on their works.
August 1663
The Kaber Rigg Plot in the North of England caused renewed persecution of Quakers .
1665
Lillias Skene (born Lillias Gillespie in 1626), wife of a leading Aberdeen citizen and a recent convert to the Quakerism , penned the first poem in a volume which she went on using till her...
1667
The Quakers established Monthly Meetings to direct the business and lives of their members.
1669
William Penn published No Cross, no Crown, a manifesto on behalf of the Quakers .