Burrough, Edward

Burrough, Edward a persecuted Quaker, was born at Kendal, Westmoreland, in 1634, and was educated in the Church of England, but became first a Presbyterian and afterward a Quaker. He devoted himself earnestly to the propagation of the principles of the Friends, and was imprisoned in 1654. On regaining his liberty, he went to Ireland and labored there, and afterward returned to London. During Cromwell's time, though he did not spare the Protector, he was unmolested; but the government of Charles II, as is usual with monarchical governments, was less generous, and Burrough was put into Newgate, and kept there till his death. His writings, including The Trumpet of the Lord, and numerous controversial tracts, were collected in 1672 (1 vol. fol.). — Rose, New Biographical Dictionary.

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