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When twenty-five persons stood for ten fellowships in that college, he was one of them who carried it, without the assistance of any friend, though he had several in the town, determining that he would not obtain it by interest. After his ejection for Nonconformity (particularly for refusing to wear the surplice) Serjeant Maynard received him as his chaplain, in whose family he continued, much respected, till his marriage. During his residence with the Serjeant he got some knowledge in the law, which was of use to him afterwards, when he

lived at East Sheen, near Mortlake in Surrey, as he did several years, and preached as he had opportunity, among those who had sat under the ministry of Mr. Clarkson. Here he met with trouble, and was excommunicated though by a false name. His goods were seized, and carried off to be sold; but he bid the people buy them at their peril; for, being illegally seized, they were stolen goods. They were therefore soon restored to him. He was a man of great sincerity and exemplary piety, and was very serene in his last hours. He died in May 1689. He had good skill in music, and played well on the bass viol.

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JOHN HUTCHINSON, B. A. Fellow. The first edition of this Account of the ejected ministers falling into his hands, seeing only his name there mentioned, he drew up a paper in the following words: “ When K. Charles. returned into England, there was a great revolution and change of af. “ fairs. I was then newly

chosen Fellow of Trin. Col. in Camb. by Dr. Wilkins. But he being soon after turned

out, and Dr. Fern put in, all that did not conform to the “ forms and ceremonies of the public worship, were cast out “ of their preferments, in which number of Nonconformists “ was I; who lost for conscience sake my fellowship to the “ value of 100 l. a year ; which was a great oppression to “ me.” He also ordered his son (who transmitted this paper to the author) to add a more particular information concerning him, which is as follows: He was born in London, April 15, 1638; had his grammar-learning partly at Merchant-Taylor's school, and partly at Eaton College. At fifteen years of age he went to Cambridge, was chosen fellow at about twenty, nem. con. though there were but four fellowships vacant, and twenty-four candidates, of whom he was the youngest but one.

but one. Upon his ejectinent he went to London, and visited Mr. Joseph Hill, and assisted him in correcting Schrevelius's Lexicon. He afterwards travelled into T 3

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France and Italy, with a view to the improvement of his knowledge in physic and anatomy. On his return, he was invited to become a fellow of the college of physicians in London, but waved it, and was contented with submitting to an examination, upon which he was approved, and had a licence to practise as a physician per totam Angliam. He settled at Hitchin in Hertfordshire, where he practised near thirty years. He was there particularly acquainted with Dr. Eales, (the celebrated physician of those parts) who often used to say of him, “ He is a modest man, but knows more than all of us.

Mr. James, a son of the late worthy Baptist minister at Hitchin, says, “ That Dr. Hutchinson appears to have belonged to the Society in Tyler Street, (where his father preached] which has always held with mixed communion, and that he was a subscriber to the building of that meetinghouse. It appears from the parish register that his children were baptized at church, the names of four of them being there entered*, viz. John, Claudia, Benjamin, and Edvardus.”

He preached sometimes at Bendish, [a neighbouring vil. lage] and occasionally at Hertford, Ware, and Bedford, but always gratis; and would not take upon him the charge of a congregation, though much urged to do it. He was congregational in his judgment, but very candid to those of dif. ferent sentiments. He had good skill in music, was an excellent Grecian, spoke French very fluently, and was reckoned no contemptible poet. He was of a humble, meek, and peaceable temper; a great enemy to rash anger ; very patient and submissive under trouble ; and so generous as of ten to refuse handsome fees when offered him. After leaving Hitchin, he lived two years at Clapham, where he practised physic with great reputation and success. His last remove was to Hackney, where he kept a boarding school, and taught Latin and Greek nine years. Being at length burthened with age, he longed for his departure, which happened Feb. 9. 1715, Ætat. 77. $ It does not appear that he published any thing but a recommendatory Poem to Atwell's Faithful Surveyor, dated Trin. Col. 1662.

ROBERT EIKINS, B. A. At the Restoration, when he was * Query whether this is certain evidence? It seems very unlikely that a man of his principles should submit to the use of Sponsors, the sign of the cross, or the very exceptionable form of words; though it is known that some modern Dissenters are herein strangely inconsistent. Ed.

Senior Batchelor, Dr. Fern having taken possession of the mastership, and jostled out Dr. Wilkins, strict conformity was introduced into the college, and such as would not comply were ordered to withdraw from it. Hereupon about fourteen fellows and scholars withdrew; but Mr. Eikins not being satisfied that they had a power as yet to eject, forebore going to the chapel, but still went to commons in the hall. Hereupon he was cited three times before the masters and seniors, who argued the case with him again and again ; admonished him, and told him he should not stay if he would not conform. He answered them, That if they were satisfied that by their statutes they could justify the expelling him, and would proceed to do it, he would be gone. He continued half a year afterwards, going to commons as before ; but having no hope of peace, he at length withdrew. Thus was he deprived of the prospect of a fellowship; and by the Uniformity-act, which took place soon after, he was incapacitated for any living, and though he had three offered him, could accept of none of them, because he durst not comply with impositions which he thought partly needless and partly sinful. Upon the same account also he lost the favour of his own family and near relations, and so continued a poor Nonconformist. But God wonderfully provided for him, and he had comfort in his ministerial service, among a handful of people at Oakham in Rutland, his allowance from whom was so small, that he could not have supported himself and his family, had not God taken care of him by other means.-Among many pleasant and facetious letters to the author, he says in one of them, “ I have strange stories to tell of God's “ wonderful providing for me, and protecting of me from the “ malice and violence of unreasonable men. I have had great “ comforts in my ministerial work, and seen something of “ the fruits of my ministry. And for ever blessed be God, I “ have good hope of faring as well hereafter to all eternity, as "any prelate that ever wore a mitre.”

JOHN Davis, M. A. Fellow. He was a very learned man: commonly called Rabbi Davis.

Mr. SAMUEL Ponder. A Northamptonshire man. Eminent for piety and humility. [An old MS. stiles him Mr. Ponder of Whaddon ; where probably he might be curate : that he could not be rector appears from the induction-book. He was concerned in Mr. Holcroft's ordination at Bassingbourn, ]

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Mr, Mr. THOMAS Lock, Scholar. A very sober and pious

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JOHN Pratt, M. D. He has a copy of Latin verses in the {wspa Cantabrigiensia.

WILLIAM DISNEY, M. A. A very solid inan, and studious, but sickly He also has a copy of Latin verses in the same congratulatory poems. Mr. 'Disney was senior fellow of this college, and proctor in the year 1655. He was of the fainily of the same name then seated at Norton Disney in Lincolnshire. WILLOUGHBY WEST, M. A.

CROSSLAND, B. A. Fellow. [Theodore Crossland, M. A. was inducted to Trumpington vicarage in 1636; and, having resigned that, to Bottisham in 1640, when he was B. D. In 1661, to Chesterton, where he died, 1665. These are all Trinity livings, and therefore it is most probable this was the person intended.]

Mr. Alcock, Fellow. [John Alcock, M. A. Fellow of Trinity, was inducted to Over in 1630, and died vicar of that parish 1664; probably the same.)

Mr. HAYES, Fellow.
Mr. John Castle, Fellow,

TRINITY HALL.
JOHN BOND, LL.D, Master,

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EJECTED OR SILENCED MINISTERS, 8c.

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RLESEY, [V. 261. zs. 6d.] Mr. ASHHURST. His case

was particular. He had been episcopally ordained, but he could not comply with the new impositions in the Act of uniformity, and therefore would have quitted his living ; but being rather advised by some respectable friends to continue in it, he did so without molestation. He was old, and his vicarage small, even below a competency: Judge Brown was his parishioner, and was his great friend and patron. The whole parish was well affected towards him for his worthy behaviour amongst them, and was entirely under the in. fluence of the judge, and of another gentleman who was also his friend. And so, though he was legally silenced, he continued in his church a Nonconformist. He read part of the morning and evening service, viz. the Confession, scripture-hymns, the creed, and some of the collects. He was a considérable scholar, and a hard student to the last: greatly esteemed and loved by all sober persons who knew him, for his extraordinary piety, humility, meekness, self-denial, and integrity. His contempt of the world, and contentedness with a very small income, were very remarkable. He took for his snall tithes just what his parishioners were pleased to give him. He lived to a very great age. Mr. Read of Henlow, his near neighbour and intimate friend, preached his funeral sermon.

CARDINGTON. Mr. MilliNGTON. However worthy and well esteemed in his day, his name only remains in this record. In his parish it is long since forgotten. But there is a name associated with that of Cardington, which will never be forgotten. The Editor cannot pass this pleasant village, in the vicinity of his native place, without requesting the reader's indulgence while he stops for a moment to pay his respects to the memory of his much respected friend, and the friend of the human kind. Here resided the

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