Elizabeth Hooton - convinced 1647
Convinced by Geo Fox who was travelling in Nottinghamshire. She was a member of a remnant of a body of Baptists. She was a married woman, middle aged and in comfortable circumstances. She first met George Fox in Mansfield. In 1649 she left husband and children at home to become the first woman-preacher. She died while travelling in the Ministry with Geo Fox & others in Jamaica in 1658.
"On the 2d of the month called April (1660), Elizabeth Hooton, passing quietly on the Road, was met by one Jackson, Priest of Selston, who abused her, beat her with many Blows, knockt her down, and afterward put her into the Water."
Of her audience with the King she wrote:
Quaker both men and women were given to individual public demonstration by walking as by a sign. They sometimes took all their clothes off and walked naked and sometimes in sack cloth and ashes: