See also:Nonconformist divine, was
See also:born at
See also:Godmanchester in
See also:Huntingdonshire, and was educated at
See also:College, Cambridge (M.A . 1622, B.D . 1629) . After holding the living of
See also:Wethersfield in
See also:Essex he became
See also:vicar of Finchingfield in the same
See also:county, and in 1636 was reported for " want of conformity." He was a preacher of
See also:great power, and influenced the elections for the
See also:Short Parliament of 164o .
See also:Clarendon esteemed his influence on the
See also:parliamentary side greater than that of Laud on the royalist . In 1642 he was appointed lecturer at St
See also:Westminster, and delivered a series of addresses to the
See also:Commons in which he advocated episcopal and liturgical reform . He had a
See also:share in writing Smectymnuus, was appointed
See also:chaplain to the
See also:earl of Essex's regiment in 1642, and a member of the Westminster
See also:Assembly in 1643 . He represented the English Parliament in Scotland in 1643, and attended the parliamentary commissions at the
See also:Conference in 1645 . He waited on Archbishop Laud before Ms execution, and was chaplain to
See also:Charles I. at Holmby
See also:House and at
See also:Carisbrooke . A moderate and judicious presbyterian, he prepared with others the " Shorter Catechism " in 1647, and was one of the "
See also:Triers," 1654 . He died in
See also:November 1655 and was buried in Westminster Abbey, but his
See also:body was exhumed and maltreated at the Restoration . His sermons, especially that on the
See also:death of
See also:Pym in 1643, reveal eloquence and fervour .
The only " systematic "
See also:work he published was A Defence of
See also:Baptism, against John Tombes (
See also:London, 1646) .
JOHN MARSHALL (1818-1891)
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