John Audland (1630-1664), one of the “first and most eminent” Quaker preachers, according to William Penn, was born near Camsgill, Kendal, in Westmoreland County, England.  As an adult he worked as a linen draper, living at Crosslands (England).  At the age of 22, he first heard George Fox preach, and was immediately convinced.

A year later he began spreading the Quaker message amongst Baptists and Independents, concentrating on the Bristol and Southwest area.  On several occasions he was imprisoned by Bristol authorities, but continued preaching and writing.  His wife Anne also traveled widely.

He is buried at the Quaker Burial Ground in Birkrigg Park in Westmoreland, England.

Source:  University of Lancaster, Biographies, Quakers