Braithwaite, Anna a minister of the Society of Friends, was born in Kendal, Westmoreland, in 1788. Though for many years under the pressure of great bodily infirmity, she was a diligent laborer for the Gospel, visiting, as a minister, many parts of Great Britain and Ireland. She visited America about the time of the great secession, known as the "Hicksite Separation." She took her place in the forefront of the conflict, and zealously defended unity and peace. She died December 18, 1859. See Annual Monitor, 1861, page 15.