Born on 0st of July 1624
Died on 13rd of January 1691
Born 1624 (Fenny Drayton - Leics) . Died 1691 - Religious leader, founder of the Quakers.
Apprenticed to a shoemaker. Rebelled against state control of Church of England. Formed a group called the Friends of Truth, later known as the Society of Friends then Quakers. Refused to attend Anglican services or pay tithes. Visited Barbados, Jamaica, America, Holland and Germany, often accompanied by William Penn. In 1661 he founded the American Quaker Colony of Pennsylvania. Continued as a travelling preacher until his death.
http://www.leicestershirevillages.com/fennydrayton Fenny Drayton
http://www.quakerinfo.com/quakhist.shtml Quaker History
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