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JOHN BUCKERIDGE (c. 1562-1631)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 720 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHN BUCKERIDGE (c. 1562-1631), English divine, was a son of William Buckeridge, and was educated at the Merchant Taylors school and at St John's College, Oxford. He became a fellow of his college, and acted as tutor to William Laud, whose opinions were perhaps shaped by him. Leaving Oxford, Buckeridge held• several livings, and was highly esteemed by King James I., whose chaplain he became. In 16o5 he was elected president of St John's College, a position which he vacated on being made bishop of Rochester in 1611. He was transferred to the bishopric of Ely in 1628, and died on the 23rd of May 1631. The bishop won some fame as a theologian and a controversialist. Among his intimate friends was Bishop Lancelot Andrewes, whose " Ninety-one Sermons " were published by Laud and Buckeridge in 1629.
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