Peter and Jane Fearon
In our account of John Banks of Brigham, we mentioned that he had an apprentice, PETER FEARON, of Seaton, to whom he addressed some of his epistles.
This Peter was originally a member of the Church of England, but left that body, and, like his master, became a minister among the Friends, and travelled, not only through England and Scotland, but even through Germany and Holland, being the companion of many of the Society's most celebrated preachers. He lived to the good old age of eighty-four and died, in November 1734.His wife JANE, who died in September 1737, aged eighty-two, was for fifty years a preacher, and was also the writer of a few papers on the tenets of the Society of Friends.
Peter Fearon is described as "an able minister, sound in doctrine, convincing to gainsayers, confirming and edyfying to the Churches; very serviceable in meetings for discipline, and zealously concerned therein for providing good order, being particularly gifted for that good work."