Aldam, Thomas (DNB00)


ALDAM, THOMAS (d. 1660), quaker, lived at Warmsworth, near Doncaster. He was an early disciple of G. Fox. In 1652 he was imprisoned in York for speaking in a ‘steeple-house,’ and fined 40l. for keeping on his hat and saying ‘thou’ to the judge. He was released, after two years and a half imprisonment, upon application, it is said, to Cromwell. He travelled to various prisons where Quakers were confined, and tried to obtain their release. He prophesied the downfall of the Protector for disregarding his petitions, and died April 1660.

[Tomkins's Piety Promoted, 2nd part; Tuke's Biographical Notices, ii. 59; Sewel's History of the Quakers; Smith's Catalogue of Friends' Books.]