Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Ejected (93 of them)

Articles are currently available on 93 people who were ejected on Wikipedia here.
Richard Adams (religious writer)
Thomas Adams (writer)
Joseph Alleine
Richard Alleine
Vincent Alsop
Isaac Ambrose
Samuel Annesley

William Bagshaw
Nathanael Ball
Matthew Barker
William Bates (minister)
Richard Baxter
Thomas Baylie
William Benn (divine)
James Bradshaw (1613-1685)
James Bradshaw (minister)
John Brinsley the younger
Thomas Brooks (Puritan)
John Bryan (minister)
Anthony Burges
Cornelius Burges
Ralph Button
Richard Byfield

Edmund Calamy the Elder
Joseph Caryl
Thomas Case
Daniel Cawdry
Stephen Charnock
Samuel Clarke (annotator)
Samuel Clarke (minister)
John Collinges
William Cooper (Puritan)
Zachary Crofton
Samuel Crossman

William Dell
Thomas Doolittle
Daniel Dyke

Giles Firmin
John Flavel
Thomas Ford (minister)
Richard Frankland (tutor)

Richard Gilpin
Thomas Gouge
William Greenhill
Obadiah Grew

Thomas Hall (minister)
Timothy Hall (bishop)
Samuel Hammond (minister)
Philip Henry (clergyman)
Oliver Heywood (minister)
Joseph Hill (lexicographer)
Leonard Hoar
Thomas Horton (Gresham College)
Charles Hotham (rector)
John Howe (Puritan)
John Humfrey

Arthur Jackson (minister)
James Janeway
William Jenkyn
Thomas Jollie

Henry Langley
Nicholas Lockyer

William Manning (Unitarian)
Thomas Manton
Walter Marshall (Puritan)
Adam Martindale
Edmund Staunton
Richard Mayo (minister)
Matthew Mead (minister)
Charles Morton (educator)

Henry Newcome
Matthew Newcomen

John Oxenbridge

William Pell (minister)

Edward Reyner
Thomas Rosewell
John Rowe (minister)

Lazarus Seaman
John Shawe
William Sherwin (minister)
William Spurstowe
Nathaniel Stephens (clergyman)

Francis Tallents

Ralph Venning
Nathaniel Vincent
Thomas Vincent

Thomas Watson (Puritan)
Bartholomew Westley
John Westley
Henry Wilkinson (canon)
Henry Wilkinson (dean)
Benjamin Woodbridge
Hezekiah Woodward

The Savoy Conference

(From Wikipedia)

The Savoy Conference of 1661 was a significant liturgical discussion that took place, after the Restoration of Charles II, in a supposed attempt to effect a reconciliation within the Church of England.
It was convened by Gilbert Sheldon, in his lodgings at the Savoy Hospital in London (where the Savoy Hotel now is) and was attended by commissioners: 12 Anglican bishops and 12 representative ministers of the Puritan and Presbyterian factions. Each side also had nine deputies (called assistants or coadjutors). The nominal chairman was Accepted Frewen, the Archbishop of York. The object was to revise the Book of Common Prayer. Richard Baxter for the Presbyterian side presented a new liturgy, but this was not accepted. In 1662 the Act of Uniformity followed and the Great Ejection.

The nominated commissioners and deputies were as follows:

Accepted Frewen, Archbishop of York
Gilbert Sheldon, Bishop of London
John Cosin, Bishop of Durham
John Warner, Bishop of Rochester
Henry King, Bishop of Chichester
Humphrey Henchman, Bishop of Salisbury
George Morley, Bishop of Worcester
Robert Sanderson, Bishop of Lincoln
Benjamin Laney, Bishop of Peterborough
Brian Walton, Bishop of Chester
Richard Sterne, Bishop of Carlisle
John Gauden, Bishop of Exeter

For the presbyterians (eventually ejectees marked *):
Edward Reynolds, Bishop of Norwich
Anthony Tuckney*
John Conant (Reynolds' son-in-law)
William Spurstow*
John Wallis
Thomas Manton*
Edmund Calamy*
Richard Baxter *
Arthur Jackson*
Thomas Case*
Samuel Clarke*
Matthew Newcomen*

On the episcopal side:
John Earle, Dean of Westminster
Peter Heylin Sub-dean of Westminster.
John Hacket
John Barwick
Peter Gunning
John Pearson
Thomas Pierce
Anthony Sparrow
Herbert Thorndike

On the presbyterian side:
Thomas Horton (ejected but then conformed) 
Thomas Jacomb*
William Bates*
John Rawlinson*
William Cooper*
John Lightfoot
John Collinges*
Benjamin Woodbridge (ejected but then conformed and then became a nonconformist again)

There was to have been one more deputy on the presbyterian side, the former physician Roger Drake*. A clerical error caused his name to appear as "William Drake" in the official document, and he did not actually attend.

Friday, 8 April 2011

The Ejected of 1662 in Cumberland & Westmorland

The book The Ejected of 1662 in Cumberland & Westmorland can be consulted here on Google Books as a preview. Most though not all of the book can be seen there.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Pendlebury of Bury

In Bury, Lancashire, the Presbyerian Church of 1719 and the Independent Chapels, that in the 19th Cnetury were in New Road and in Henry Street (erected 1792 and 1807 respectively) are the outcrop of the ejection of 1662. The Rev Henry Pendlebury, MA was ejected from Holcombe Chapel, in Bury, in 1662. For over 25 years, Pendlebury continued to preach wherever he could in the district, in secret and illegally – in Richard Kay's barn, in the houses of Margaret Holt, Giles Unsworth and Abraham Wilkinson, and even in the open air. Eventually a Meeting house was built for him in Bass-lane, in the township of Walmersley. After his death the Presbyterian place of worship, called Dundee Chapel, on the opposite side of the brook to the Episcopal Chapel, whence Mr. Pendleton was ejected, was built for his successor; and in 1719 that part of the congregation who resided in Bury, erected a chapel in Silver Street.

Bere Regis Congregational, Dorset

In 1662 Philip Lamb, vicar of Bere Regis, was one of the puritan clergy to resign and can therefore be considered as the founder of the Congregational Church in the parish. There were 73 clergy known to have been ejected from the Church of England in Dorset. Lamb was one of those who resigned before being ejected.
He was apparently a zealous minister preaching at Winterborne Kingston, his second church, as well as at Bere Regis. From the age of 21 he laboured at Bere and Kingston, until his ejection, holding a service every day in the week at Bere at 6.00 am. In his farewell sermon he said, "l may not speak from God to you, yet I shall not cease to speak to God for you."
Lamb secured a large place in the affections of the people, and there was great grief when he was silenced. For some time he continued to preach privately, and undoubtedly it was under his guidance that the Congregational Church was formed.
Later he was forced to move to Morden, where doubtless he found refuge with a stout friend of non-conformity, Sir Walter Erle, who lived at Charborough Park. Later still he moved to Alton Pancras near Cerne Abbas.
In 1672 he was granted a licence to be ‘a Congregational Teacher' in East Morden. Later still a convenient meeting house in Winterborne Kingston, probably the residence of Richard Woolfreys, was provided for him, where the people flocked from all parts to hear him. Persecution drove him to flee to Clapham, London, where he died in 1689 at the age of 66. He was offered £600 a year, a princely salary in those days, if he would conform, but he was not tempted. He was a man of unaffected piety, cheerful temper and engaging personality.
Precise information is not available of the trials and persecutions of the Bere Regis dissenters, as records, if kept, have since been lost. It appears that six ministers preached here in rotation once a fortnight until a Mr Bulstrode settled there in 1670.

Broad Street Independent, Reading

The picture shows the former Broad Street Independent Chapel of 1707 in Reading,
now a branch of Waterstones. That all important 1662 date has been highlighted.