Anne Docwra

Standard Name: Docwra, Anne
Birth Name: Anne Waldegrave
Married Name: Anne Docwra
Pseudonym: A. D.
Pseudonym: An Ancient Woman
As an elderly woman in the late seventeenth century, AD published at least seven polemical tracts, most of them defending the Quakers. Her work shows her to have been a leader of local public opinion, well schooled in points of law and politics, committed to a search for abstract truth, yet constantly enmeshed in personal animosities.


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Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Fell
Francis Bugg (who harrassed another Quaker writer, Anne Docwra , with slanderous writings) later published a mocking story that George Fox and MF thought God had intervened to make her pregnant at her advanced age...
Textual Production Joan Whitrow
Others who contributed were Rebecca Travers (who wrote the opening pages under the title of the work as a whole), Sarah Ellis , Ann Martin , and Robert Whitrow , Joan's husband, who signed a...


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Docwra, Anne. A Brief Discovery of the Work of the Enemy of Sion’s Peace. 1683.
Docwra, Anne. A Looking-Glass for Cambridge. 1682.
Docwra, Anne. An Apostate-Conscience Exposed. T. Sowle, 1699.
Docwra, Anne. An Epistle of Love and Good Advice. 1683.
Docwra, Anne. Spiritual Community, Vindicated amongst People of Different Perswasions in Some Things. 1687.
Docwra, Anne. The Second Part of an Apostate-Conscience Exposed. 1700.