Quakers

Families

A

Allen, Austin

B

Backhouse, Birkbeck, Buxton

C

Cookworthy, Crewdson

D

E

Ellwood

F

Fox, Fry

G

Gurney

H

Hancock, Hogdkin, Hubbard

I-K

L

Lister, Lloyd

M

Mollyneux

N-O

P

Pease, Penn, Pollard

Q

R

Rathbone

S -Z

 

 

Famous quakers

A  

B

Edmund Backhouse (18241906), banker and Member of Parliament for Darlington

James Backhouse (17941869), botanist and missionary

George Birkbeck (17761841), a founder of London Mechanics Institute, now Birkbeck, University of London

Robert Barclay (16481690), theologian

Charles Roden Buxton (18751942), British parliamentarian

C

George Cadbury (18391922), chocolatier

Henry Cadbury (18831974), chairman of the American Friends Service Committee

John Cadbury (18011889), chocolatier

Cyrus Clark co-founder of C&J Clark, shoe manufacturers in Street, Somerset

James Clark co-founder of C&J Clark, shoe manufacturers in Street, Somerset

William Coddington (16011678), first governor of Rhode Island

 

William Cooper (17541809), founder of Cooperstown, New York and father of author James Fenimore Cooper

D

James Dean (19311955), actor
   
E    

F

Barclay Fox (18171855), Diarist

Caroline Fox (18191871), Diarist

Joseph Fox (1729-1785) MD and bussinessman

Joseph Fox (1758-1832) MD

 

Josiah Fox (1763-1847)

Robert Were Fox I (17541818), businessman

Robert Were Fox II (17891877), geologist

Elizabeth Fry (17801845), prison reformer

 

 

Joan Mary Fry (18621955), relief worker and social reformer

Joseph Fry (17771861), tea dealer and an unsuccessful banker. Husband of Elizabeth Fry

Margery Fry (18741958), penal reformer and Principal of Somerville College

 

G

Joseph John Gurney (17881847), reformer

   

H

Thomas Hodgkin (17981866), physician who documented Hodgkin's lymphoma

 

Herbert Hoover (18741964), U.S. President

 

Luke Howard (17721864), meteorologist

J    
K L M

N

Richard Nixon (19131994), U.S. President.

   

O

   

P

Edward Pease, early railway owner in England.

Joseph Pease, first Quaker member of Parliament.

Isaac Penington, Early Quaker. William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania

Q

   

R

 

 

S

Alys Pearsall Smith

Hannah Whitall Smith

Robert Pearsall Smith

Lawrence Southwick

Cassandra Burnell Southwick

 

Joseph Sturge

T

Philip E. Thomas, first president of the B&O Railroad (the first railroad in the US)

Daniel Hack Tuke (18271895), physician and expert in mental illness

James Hack Tuke (18191896)

Henry Tuke (17551814), co-founder of the York Retreat

Samuel Tuke, wrote about treatment of mental illness.

William Tuke, co-founder of the York Retreat

V

   

W

Ulysses S. Grant. 18th President of the USA

John Greenleaf Whittier (18071892), poet

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

People with Quaker roots

Individuals whose parents were Quakers or who were Quakers themselves at one time in their lives but then converted to another religion, formally or informally distanced themselves from the Society of Friends, or were disowned by their Friends Meeting

Daniel Boone, (17351820), American frontiersman and trailblazer of Kentucky. Mother was a Quaker, and father was disowned for allowing some of his children to marry outside.

Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 17751777 who became an Anglican in the 1750s.

 

Ezra Cornell, (18071874) Founder of Cornell University who was expelled for marrying outside the faith.

Samuel Tertius Galton (17831844), businessman and scientist who converted to Anglicanism.

 

 

Nathanael Greene (17421786), major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, expelled from the Quakers in 1773.

Maria Mitchell (18181889), One of the first women in astronomy. She retained ties to the Quakers, but became a Unitarian.

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