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As George Fox walked and ministered through the hills and dales he would have heard news of the Seekers who were in this region. He would have been given the names of people who could give him shelter.

About a mile West of Sedburgh lived a yeoman farmer called Gervase Benson in a farm called Borrett (see map). Half a mile further west a little lane led down to a few houses and the home of Richard Robinson. This was called Brigflatts, near the River Rawthey. This was to become one of the historic centres of the Quaker movement.

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