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Pusey, Caleblocked

(1651–25 February 1728)
  • J. William Frost

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Pusey, Caleb (1651–25 February 1728), political leader and Quaker tract writer, was born in Berkshire, England, the son of William Pusey and Margaret (maiden name unknown). He became a Baptist in 1659 but sometime during the next decade converted to Quakerism and in 1672 wrote a tract against his former church insisting that Friends endorsed essential Christian doctrines. While working in London as a lastmaker, in 1681 he married Anne Stone Worley (or Wharley), a widow, and the next year migrated to Pennsylvania, acquiring 250 acres for £5. Pusey served as manager with a one-thirty-second share of a gristmill in Upland, Pennsylvania, owned principally by absentees, including ...

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