Daughters of Light

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Daughters of Light: Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775 is a book by Rebecca Larson, published in 1999.[1] It provides specific studies of 18th century women ministers, evidencing the progressive nature of Quaker views on women.

Author[edit]

Rebecca Larson was born in 1959. She has a BA at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. at Harvard University. At the time of publication, she lived in Santa Barbara [2]

Content[edit]

In addition to the text, the book contains an appendix giving Individual descriptions of the transatlantic Ministers of about10-15 lines on each person:

  • Alice (Burton) Alderson (1678-1766):
  • Elizabeth (Sampson) (?) (Sullivan) Ashbridge (1713-1755):
  • Sarah (Payton) (Clarke) Baker (1669-1714):
  • Mary (Hogsflesh) Bannister (fl.. 1703)
  • Barbara Bevan (1682-1705)
  • Jane (Boid) (Atkinson) Biles (d. 1709)
  • Esther (Palmer) Champion (1678-1714)
  • Esther (Peacock) Clare (ca. 1675-1742)
  • Comfort (Stanyan) (Hoag) CoIIins (1711-1816)
  • Hannah (Dent) Cooper (d. 1754)
  • Margaret Copeland (1684-1759)
  • Jane (Rowlandson) Crosfield (1712-1784
  • Phebe (Willets) (Mott) Dodge (1699-1782)
  • Mary (?) Ellerton (d. 1736)
  • Margaret Ellis (d. 1765 in old age)
  • Alice (Featherstone) Hall (1708-1762)
  • Eliphal (Smith) (Perry) Harper (d. 1747):
  • Hannah (Featherstone) Harris (1708-1786)
  • Rebecca (Owen) (Minshall) Harvey (b. 1687-fl. 1751)
  • Jane (Fenn) Hoskins (1694-1764):
  • Sophia (Wigington) Hume (1702-1774)
  • Mary (Goodwin) James (d. ca. 1776)
  • Elizabeth (?) Kay (d. 1713)
  • Mary (Ransome) Kirby (1709-1779)
  • Mary (Payne) Leaver (1720-1789)
  • Margaret (Thomas) Lewis (1712-1789)
  • Susanna (Hudson) (Hatton) Lightfoot (1720-1781)
  • Ann (Herbert) Moore (1710-1783)
  • Elizabeth (Roberts) Morgan (1688-1777)
  • Elizabeth (Hudson) Morris (1722-1783)
  • Sarah Morris (1703-1775)
  • Susanna (Heath) Morris (1682-1755)
  • Mary (Peisley) Neale (1717-1757)[3]
  • Esther (Palmer) Champion (1678-1714)
  • Esther (Peacock) Clare (ca. 1675-1742)
  • Comfort (Stanyan) (Hoag) Collins (1711-1816)
  • Sarah (Clements) Owen (fl. 1703)
  • Ann (Chapman) Parsons (1676-1732)
  • Mary (Morgan) Pennell (1678-1764)
  • Catharine (Payton) Phillips (1726-1794)
  • Elizabeth (Beck) Rawlinson (1670-1750)
  • Ann (Lewis) (Williams) (Bennett) Roberts (1678-1750)
  • Mary (Wheeler) Rogers (d. 1699)
  • Elizabeth (Levis) Shipley (1690-1777)
  • Ann (Waln) (Dillworth) Sibthorp (1654-1710)
  • Elizabeth Smith (1724-1772)
  • Margaret (Paine) Stones (d. 1740)
  • Rebecca (England) Turner (d. 1721)
  • Mary (Hayes) (Lewis) Waln (d. 1753)
  • Mary (Pace) Waring (1712-1776)
  • Abigail (Craven) (Boles) Watson (1684-1752)[4]
  • Elizabeth Webb (1663-1727)
  • Elizabeth (Duckworth) Whartnaby (d. 1734)
  • Esther (Canby) (Stapler) White (1700-1777)
  • Elizabeth (Scot) Wilkinson (1712-1771)
  • Rachel (Wilson) Wilson (1720-1775)[5]
  • Sarah (Goodwin) Worrell (d. 1775)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rebecca Larson Daughters of Light: Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775, New York, Alfred A Knopf, 1999 ISBN 0-679-43762-2. Paperback edition - University of North Carolina Press (September 2000): ISBN 978-0-8078-4897-5. This book should not be confused with Carol Lynn Pearson's novel: Daughters of Light (1973)
  2. ^ Author information from blurb on dust jacket, confirmed by Library of Congress catalogue entry.
  3. ^ Mary (Peisley) Neale: article in ODNB by Peter Lamb, ‘Peisley , Mary (1718–1757)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Oct 2006 accessed 24 June 2010
  4. ^ Abigail (Craven) (Boles) Watson: ODNB article by Peter Lamb, ‘Watson , Abigail (1685–1752)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004 accessed 24 June 2010
  5. ^ Rachel (Wilson) Wilson: ODNB article by John S. Andrews, ‘Wilson , Rachel (1720–1775)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004 accessed 24 June 2010