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BURNYEAT, John, preacher, born in Crabtree-beck, Cumberland, in 1631; died in Dublin, 11 July, 1690. He traveled in England and Ireland, and in 1672 came with George Fox to America. His "Truth Exalted in the Writings of that Eminent and Faithful Servant, J. Burnyeat" (1691), is a collection of his expository essays, and his " Memorials" describe the condition of Maryland and the other colonies through which he passed from New England to North Carolina. He was a zealous advocate of the creed and polity of the society of Friends. and suffered much persecution because of his steadfast ministry.
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