A br--f historicall Account, and Record of The first Rise, and progress of The Blessed Truth, Called in Derision Quakerism in and about -berdeen : of the oppositions and persecutions attending the same: The remarkable h-nd of God against its persecutors: And of his favours and Deliverances to The Fr
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Alexander Skene was Treasurer of the City of Edinburgh and Dean of the Guild of Aberdeen when he and his wife, Lilias, were convinced as Quakers in 1669. In 1672, Aberdeen Monthly Meeting resolved to record a general history of the Society of Friends in Scotland. At that time, some of the earliest members were instructed to visit Alexander Skene to assist him with this work. Skene himself was imprisoned "merely for the act of public worship" in 1676 or 1677. From the description of A...
Robert Barclay, Quaker theologian, was born in 1648, the son of Colonel David Barclay of Ury, Scotland. He became a Quaker in 1667, shortly after his father joined the Society of Friends. His writings, especially his "Apology for the True Christian Divinity" (Latin, 1676; English, 1678) systemitized the principles of Quakerism. He travelled to Holland and Germany as a lay minister and served as the nonresident govenor of East Jersey. In 1669 he married Christian Molleson, a Quaker, and he died i...