Quakers Project Completes Profiles for all Members of The Valiant Sixty

+26 votes
For those interested in the Quakers Project but not receiving the Google Group feed, Michael Cayley and I wanted to announce that all members of the Valiant Sixty, the early ministers and missionaries of the Quaker movement, now have WikiTree profiles. We have not found another source where biographies for all of them may be found.

All of them now have a WikiTree presence. For a number of them we know little or nothing definite about their family origins. Some are now connected to the main WikiTree tree. There may be scope for connecting one or two more.

You can find all of them from this page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Valiant_Sixty
in The Tree House by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (269k points)
Great work, T and Michael! Thank you!
A worthy accomplishment!
Congratulations -- a great contribution!
Happy to know about this. My ancestor, Dr. Peter Sharpe, was an early Quaker in Maryland, and he and his wife protected minister Wenlock Christison from persecution. http://www.thirdhaven.org/his.html
Congratulations. Very well done and interesting.
Way to go!!! I know a lot of hard work and excellent research went into this effort! Thank you!!

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+8 votes
Congratulations and THANK YOU!  Although my ancestor (Edmund Cartledge-32) is not among this august body, he was an early Quaker settler in 1682 in Pennsylvania.
by Susan Bulla G2G2 (2.6k points)
+3 votes
Congratulations! Excellent work and very interesting reading, though I do wonder why my 17th century ancestor, [[Barrett-824|Mary Barrett Dyer]], was omitted. Is it because she emigrated to the American colonies?
by David James G2G6 Mach 1 (16.1k points)

David, I am not aware that Quaker martyr Mary Barrett Dyer was considered a member of the Valiant Sixty. Those generally regarded as belonging to the group (which is more than 60) are found here.

I do understand that Mary Barrett Dyer has not been considered a member of “The Sixty”, I just don’t understand the rationale for her omission, since she seems to meet the same criteria as other members in the article you referred me to, and was martyred by Massachusetts’ Puritan authorities in 1660 for persisting to proselytize in behalf of Quakerism.

Be that as it may, her omission from the “canonical” list of the Sixty, for whatever reason, doesn’t detract from this great achievement of the Quaker project in the least, and Mary Dyer’s life speaks for itself.
+3 votes
Excellent!  Congratulations on this achievement!
by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (250k points)

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