See also:antiquary, was
See also:born on the 14th of
See also:September 1656 at Lanchester, Durham . He was the
See also:grandson of Colonel
See also:Baker of Crook, Durham, who won fame in the
See also:civil war by his defence of Newcastle against the Scots . He was educated at the
See also:free school at Durham, and proceeded thence in 1672 to St
See also:College, Cambridge, where he afterwards obtained a fellowship .
See also:bishop of Durham, collated him to the rectory of Long-
See also:Newton in his
See also:diocese in 1687, and intended to give him that of Sedgefield with a prebend had not Baker incurred his displeasure by refusing to read
See also:James II.'s Declaration of Indulgence . The bishop who disgraced him for this refusal, and who was after-wards specially excepted from
See also:Act of
See also:Indemnity, took the oaths to that
See also:king and kept his bishopric till his
See also:death . Baker, on the other
See also:hand, though he had opposed James, refused to take the oaths to William; he resigned Long-Newton on the 1st of
See also:August 169o, and retired to St John's, in which he was protected till the loth of
See also:January 1716-1717, when he and, one - and - twenty others were deprived of their fellowships . After the passing of the Registering Act in 1723, he could not be prevailed on to comply with its requirements by registering his
See also:annuity of £40, although that annuity,
See also:left him by his
See also:father, with £20 per annum from his elder
See also:brother's collieries, was now his whole subsistence . He retained a lively sense of the injuries he had suffered; and inscribed himself in all his own books, as well as in those which he gave to the college library, socius ejectus, and in some rector ejectus . He continued to reside in the college as commoner-
See also:master till his sudden death from apoplexy on the 2nd of
See also:July 1744 . The whole of his valuable books and
See also:manuscripts he bequeathed to the university . The only workshe published were, Reflections on Learning, showing the Insufciency thereof in its several particulars, in
See also:order to evince the usefulness and
See also:necessity of
See also:Revelation (Lond., 1709-1710) and the preface to Bishop
See also:Fisher's Funeral
See also:Sermon for
See also:Margaret, Countess of
See also:Richmond and Derby (1708)—both without his name . His valuable
See also:manuscript collections relative to the
See also:history and antiquities of the university of Cambridge, amounting to
See also:thirty-nine volumes in
See also:folio and three in
See also:quarto, are divided between the
See also:British Museum and the public library at Cambridge;;—the former possessing twenty-three volumes, the latter sixteen in folio and three in quarto .
See also:life of Baker was written by Robert Masters (Carob., 1784), and by Horace Walpole in the quarto edition of his
See also:works .
SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER (1821-1893)
VALENTINE [BAKER PASHA] BAKER (1827-1887)
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