- He was a lawyer of some repute. See his biography, attached. He also had a dry wit. For instance:
"One time Nicholas Waln was visiting one of his sick friends who said to him, ‘Nicholas, I am very sick, I think I am about to die.'
Nicholas was a great joker and, no doubt to distract his friend's attention, replied, ‘Yes, I think though wilt and when thou gets to heaven, please ask the Apostle Paul to return to earth and explain some of the hard things in his letters."
A biography of him is included on the Quaker Ancestors page.