Mary Fisher

Standard Name: Fisher, Mary
Birth Name: Mary Fisher
Married Name: Mary Bayley
Married Name: Mary Cross
MF , one of the Valiant Sixty (that is, the earliest Quakers or members of the Society of Friends to undertake preaching journeys abroad), remained unpublished except for some strongly politicized letters and a one-sixth share in a hard-hitting pamphlet attack on the Established Church. She is best remembered for a text which was probably never written down: her personal address to Mehmet IV , Sultan or Grand Signior.


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Family and Intimate relationships Sophia Hume
SH 's mother, Susanna Wigington , was a daughter of the famous Quaker Mary Fisher and her husband William Bayly . (Fisher had moved to Charleston, SC, after her second marriage.)
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
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Family and Intimate relationships Sophia Hume
Despite SH 's reticence on the subject, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography believes that the example of her famous grandmother Mary Fisher (c. 1623-98), prophet and missionary, who had travelled across Europe on foot...
Friends, Associates Hester Biddle
On the way she encountered Mary Fisher (whom she already knew well as a travelling companion) and the close associates Katharine Evans and Sarah Cheevers or Chevers .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Material Conditions of Writing Elizabeth Hooton
False Prophets and False Teachers Described was printed at London, bearing the authorial names of six Quakers including EH , Mary Fisher , and Thomas Aldam , all imprisoned in York Castle.
Textual Features Sophia Hume
This first publication clearly shows how the climate of opinion had changed since the days of seventeenth-century Quaker pamphleteers like SH 's grandmother Mary Fisher : Hume supposes that a Woman's appearing on the Behalf...
Textual Production Rebecca Travers
In 1677 RT contributed a preface to Joan Whitrow 's The Work of God in a Dying Maid, about the pious death of Whitrow's daughter Susannah . This testimony took its place alongside others...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sara Maitland
This genre seems almost impossible in the late twentieth century, but the authors believe that saints today are potentially spiritual resources whose presences through the traces they have left behind in the minds of the...
Travel Hester Biddle
HB travelled with the more famous Mary Fisher to preach in Newfoundland—the only Quakers of their period to go there.
Rickman, Lydia L. “Esther Biddle and Her Mission to Louis XIV”. Friends Historical Society Journal, Vol.
, pp. 38-45.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


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Aldam, Thomas et al. False Prophets and False Teachers Described. 1653.