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Whitehead, George (1637–1724), Quaker leader and writer

Nigel Smith

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Whitehead, George (1637–1724), Quaker leader and writer, was born at Sunbiggin in the parish of Orton, Westmorland, in 1637, the son of poor farmers. He attended the free school at Blencoe, Cumberland, and when he was fourteen rejected the presbyterianism of his parents. At some point during the next eighteen months he was converted to Quakerism by ...

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