Ames, William (d.1662) (DNB00)

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AMES, WILLIAM (d. 1662), joined the Quakers in 1655 at Dublin, having been a baptist minister in Somersetshire, and afterwards an officer in the parliamentary army. He settled at Amsterdam in 1657, where he was tolerated, though once confined for a short time as a lunatic. He travelled in Germany, and was favourably received by the Palatine elector. He returned to England in 1662, was sent to Bridewell for attending a quaker meeting, and died before the end of the year. He wrote a large number of tracts in Dutch, the titles of which are given in Smith's ‘Catalogue of Friends' Books.’

[Tuke's Biographical Notices, ii. 129; Sewel's History of Quakers; Smith's Catalogue.]