William Edmundson

(1627—1712) Quaker leader

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(1627–1712), Quaker. Born in Westmorland, he served in the Cromwellian army in Scotland before setting up as a merchant, in Waterford and then in Co. Antrim. Converted to the Society of Friends in 1653, he became an it-inerant preacher, and from the early 1660s was the recognized leader of Irish Quakerism.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.

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