Hubberthorn, Richard

Hubberthorn, Richard a celebrated Quaker of the 17th century, was at first a preacher in the Parliament's army, but he afterwards joined the Quakers, and, in accordance with their principles of peace, quitted the army. After preaching some nine years, he was imprisoned on account of his religious belief, and died from the effects at Newgate, June 17. 1662. Hubberthorn was one of the Quakers liberated by king Charles upon his marriage with Catharine of Braganza, who ordered "the release of Quakers and others in jail in London and Middlesex for being present at unlawful assemblies, who yet profess all obedience and allegiance, provided they are not indicted for refusing the oath of allegiance, nor have been ringleaders nor preachers at their assemblies, hoping thereby to reduce them to a better conformity." Just before this event, Hubberthorn, together with George Fox, had addressed the king and demanded the liberation of their suffering brethren.

— Neal, Hist. of the Puritans, 2, 418; Stoughton, Ecclesiastes Hist. of England, 1, 275.

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