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16051665
an English Quaker controversialist. In 1632 he was presented to the lectureship of Lydd, Kent. He was known as a powerful preacher, and became a leader among the Puritans of the district. In his 'Baby-Baptism', Fisher states that was later given a presbyterian ordination. While at Lydd Fisher associated with some Anabaptists, attending their meetings and offering them the use of his pulpit, in which he was stopped by the churchwardens. About 1643 he returned his licence to the bishop and joined the Baptists, supporting himself by farming. He wrote Tracts in defence of his principles, and Baby-Baptism meer Babism.
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