Anne Whitehead

Standard Name: Whitehead, Anne
Birth Name: Anne Downer
Married Name: Anne Greenwell
Married Name: Anne Whitehead
AW 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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Friends, Associates Anne Conway
AC corresponded with and was visited by many leading members of the Society of Friends , among them Keith , Robert Barclay , Anne and George Whitehead , Isaac Penington , William Penn , and...
Textual Production Elizabeth Bathurst
Some people would not believe that this learned book was of [EB 's] own Indicting,because of the meanness or weakness of her Person, but George Whitehead (widower of Anne Whitehead ) testified that...
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...


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Whitehead, Anne, and Mary Elson. An Epistle for True Love, Unity, and Order in the Church of Christ. Andrew Sowle, 1680.
Whitehead, Anne et al. For the King and both Houses of Parliament. 1670.