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Lead(e), Jane

(nee Ward; 1623–1704). B. Norfolk, Eng.; mystic at ca. 16; m. William Lead 1654; influenced by writings of J. Böhme*; claimed prophetic visions; with T. Bromley,* J. Pordage,* and F. Lee* organized The Philadelphian* Soc. for the Advancement of Piety and Divine Philos.; Lee helped spread her doctrines in Eur. See also Millennium, 5.

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