Friedrich was born in Greifswald, then Swedish Pomerania, on the Baltic coast of Germany, the son of a candle maker and soap boiler
in a family of 10 children.
He moved to Tyneside and in 1821 was employed as clerk and assistant to Anthony Clapham, a soap boiler
For his list of accomplishments and achievements would have included: Social reformer, philanthropist, soap boiler
, MP, self-made millionaire, friend of Kings and Prime Ministers and Lord of the Western Isles.
4) Wright also wrote that Thomas Crosby was not in error, as some have suggested, in attributing A Treatise of Particular Redemption to this same Thomas Lambe, soap boiler
and General Baptist, who wrote of "those that are predestined, and therefore effectually called, justified and glorified, but others to walk in their own ways, as the vessels of wrath, fitted to destruction.