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Whitehead, George

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an eminent public preacher of the Quakers, was born at Sunbigg, in the parish of Orton,Westmoreland, England, about 1636. He was educated at the free school of Blencoe, in Cumberland; taught school for a time; began to travel as a Quaker preacher before he was eighteen years old; was several times imprisoned, and sometimes whipped for his preaching; appeared at the bar of the House of Commons in defence of his sect; was very active in behalf of Dissenters, and exercised considerable influence with Charles II. He died in March 1722. Among his numerous publications the following may be mentioned: Nature of Christianity in the True Light Asserted (1671): The Christian Quaker, etc. (1824, 2 parts), in which he was assisted by William Penn: Enthusiasm above Atheism (1674): The Way of Life and Perfection Livingly Demonstrated (1676): An Antidote against the Venom of a Snake in the Grass (1697): Christian Progress of George Whitehead, in Four Parts, with a Supplement, being Memoirs of his Life (1725). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v., Smith, Catalogue of Friends' Books, 2:884-908.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Whitehead, George'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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