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Mr. JOHN GARTSIDE, was preaching somewhere in Derbyshire when the Uniformity-act took place; but was best known in this county, where he lived most of his days afterwards. He was a humble, plain, methodical, warm, and lively preacher, and a great sufferer for Nonconformity. He was once pulled out of the pulpit in Borsley chapel, by Sir Jeof. fry Shakerly, in 1669; and the next day was carried to Chester, where he suffered imprisonment according to law. Another time he was taken up in Derbyshire, for the same crime of preaching, and carried to Derby. He was bold in hazarding himself to preach the gospel, and feared no dangers. This good old minister lived and died near Macclesfield, and was greatly esteemed by all that knew him, especially by the good people of Chester, to whom he used to preach very privately in the times of persecution. He was a person of uncommon learning and judgment, of eminent gifts in preaching and prayer, and of great humility, simplicity, and godly sincerity. He was accustomed to great plainness in his dress and manner of living, beneath what his friends thought was due to his station as a minister ; but he was best pleased with it. When he found his end drew near, he expressed his hope that he had done something for God, which thro' Christ would find acceptance; and he blessed God he was not afraid to die. A son of his was ordained to the mic nistry at Knutsford, May 7, 1707.
The following ministers afterwards conformed.
Mr. WRIGHT of Boston-Mr. SAM. EDGLY of Thornton -Mr. ROBERT HUNTER of Knottesford, who died at Liver pool-Mr. EDWARDS of Christleton, who afterwards tixed in Oswestry—Mr. HASSEL of Harslynton_Mr. MATTHEW JENKYNS, ejected from Shotwick in this county in 1662, as he had been before from Gressford in Denbighshire in 1660, and died at Wirral-Mr. BURROUGHS of Harthill, who conformed at Baddely-Mr. Colly at Churton-heath Chapei. Several of these were brought in by Bp. Wilkins's soft in. terpretation of the terms of conforınity,
MINISTERS MINISTERS EJECTED OR SILENCED
T. ANTHONY, (V. 401.] Mr. JOHN COWBRIDGE.
He was once maliciously accused of treason, because, upon a certain occasion, he happened to mention the Subject before the Sovereign.
BLISLAND, [R.] CHARLES MORTON, M. A. of Wad. kam Col. Oxf. He was grandson, by his mother's side, to Mr. Kestle, of Pendavy, in this county, and born in his house, about the year 1626. His father was Mr. Nicholas Morton, who was forced to quit the very same rectory for nonconformity in the reign of K. Charles I. after which he came to be minister of St. Mary Overy's, in Southwark, where he died. He descended from an ancient family at Morton, in Nottinghamshire, the seat of T. Morton, secretary to K. Edward III. Mr. Charles Morton was his eldest son ; and he had two more, who were also ministers. When he was about fourteen years of age, his grandfather sent him to Oxford, where he was very studious, and at the same time zealous for the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England, like his grandfather, who was a great Royalist. When the civil wars came on, he was much surprised to find that they who were most debauched generally sided with the king, against the more virtuous part of the nation, who for the most part favoured the cause of the parliament. Hereupon he began to apply himself seriously to the controversy between the Prelatist and the Puritan. After mature delibera. tion, he determined to fall in with the latter. While he was Fellow of the college, he was highly esteemed by Dr. Wilkins, the Warden, on account of his mathematical genius.He began his ministry at Blisland, where he lived as a Conformist several years. After his ejectment, by the act of
uniformity, he retired to a small tenement of his own, in the parish of St. Ives, and preached privately to a few people in a neighbouring village, till the fire of London, by which he sustained great loss. Upon this he removed to the city, to take care of his affairs; when several of his friends prevailed on bim to undertake the teaching of academical learning, for which he was extraordinarily well qualified.With this view, he fixed at Newington Green, where he had inany pupils, who were very useful both in church and state, Some scores of young ministers were educated by him, as well as many other good scholars. He had, indeed, a peculiar talent of winning youth to the love of virtue and learning, both by his pleasant conversation, and by a familiar way of making difficult subjects easily intelligible. After about twenty, years continuance in this employment, he was so infested with processes from the Bishop's court, that he was obliged to desist. At the samne time, being under great fears as to the public, in 1685 he went over to Nere-England, and was chosen pastor of a church at Charles-Town, where he died, near eighty years of age. * He was of a healthy constitution, of a sweet natural temper, and of a generous public spirit ; an indefatigable friend, a pious, learned, ingenious, useful man ; beloved and valued by all who knew him.Being reflected npon for teaching'university learning, and thereby breaking the oath he took in the university, he drew up a Vindication of himself and his brethren from this accu. sation, (which Dr. Calamy has preserved at length. See Cortin. p. 177-197. Where there is also a copy of his Advice to those of his pupils who were designed for the ministry; which is well worthy the perụsal of all persons of that character.]
WORKS. The Little Peace-Maker, on Prov. xii, 10.- Fool ish Pride, the Make-bate.-Debts discharged, on Rom. xiii. 8.-.
The Gaming humour considered and improved.„The Way of good men, for wise men to walk in.-Season Birds :-an Enquiry into the sense of Jer, viii. 7.-Meditations on the Hist, of the first 14 chapters of Exodus, &c.— The Spirit of Man; medita, tions on 1 Thess. v. 23.-Of Common Places, or Memorial Books.-Ela£2, a Discourse on improving the county of Cornwal, (the 7th chap. of which, on sea-sand for manure, is printed in Phil
. Transact. Apr. 1675.)--Considerations on the New River.--Let
* He is not mentioned in Mather's History of New England, the probable reason for which was, that he might be living at the time when that work was published.
ter to a friend, to prove Money not so necessary as imagined.-And several other Treatises, all compendious ; for he was an enemy to large volumes, and often quoted that adage, Marya BiBaion μέγα κακον, -“ A great book is a great evil.”.
BOTUS FLEMING. Mr. WILLIAM VINCENT.
ST. BREACK [R. S. 1501.] Mr. James INNEs. He was a Scotish gentleman, of a good family; and had great interest with the Duke of Lauderdale, and with K. Charles himself, who sometiines admitted him to uncommon freedoms: so that had he not disrelished the terms of conformity, he might have had a fair prospect of considerable promotion. The king once seeing him walking on a Lord's-day morning, said to him, “You Innes, I believe you are going to some conventicle.” He replied, “If I am, I humbly hope your majesty will not turn informer.”!" At which the king appeared not at all displeased.
ST. BURYAN (R.) Mr. Joseph HULL.
ST. COLUMB Major [R. S. 400l.] Mr THOMAS TRAVERS, Fellow of Magd. Coll. Camb. : A holy active person, and a lively preacher ; much celebrated in this county, and the neighbouring parts.
He was for some time lecturer of St. Andrew's, in Plynouth, and assistant to Mr. George Hughes. He was thence called to this place, where he was very useful, till the Bartholomew-act silenced him. After that he was greatly favoured by the noble lord Roberts, who 'was uncle to his wife. His son, Mr. Elijah Travers, was afterwards pastor of a congregation in Dublin. CREED (R.) Mr. Tobias BOUCHIER. A
A very learned man, but inclined to melancholy.
FOWEY (V. 401.] John TUTCHIN, M. A. Son of Mr. Robert Tutchin, of the Isle of Wight, who was a man of primitive simplicity, integrity, purity, and piety. He had three sons, John, Robert, and Samuel, and he brought them all up to the ministry, which they all adorned, and they were all ejected in 1662. John was educated in the free-school of Dorchester, where he made great proficiency in learning. He went to Cambridge at the age of fourteen, and was made M. A. at five years standing by special favour. The Earl of Kent chose him for tutor to his son.
He was afterwards engaged in the wars. Upon his ejectment he con
sind se place where he had been public ministes, and
!!!" } valued by the sober part of the gentry. He was a
li scholar, a profound critic, and a good orator. the h, inning of K. James's reign, he was tried at the assizes
i punceston, upon the 35th of Eliz. and resolved to abjure op valm; but upon a farther hearing at the King Bench har, he was acquitted. He left some valuable MSS.
ST. GERMAIN's. Mr. SOLOMON CARSWIA. After lis ejectment he preached at his own house gratis, wil within a fortnight of his decease, when he was about 89 wears of age.
GUENNAP (V.] Mr. John LANGSFORD.
ST. HILARY (V.) Mr. JOSEPH SHERWOOD. After his ejectment by the Bartholomew-act, he resided at St. Faes to the day of his death, which was about the year 1705 He was a constant faithful preacher at that place, and at Pansance, seven miles distant, alternately every Lori's-dar, besides lectures on the week days. He was of a sweet engaging temper; and though for a long time he laboured under very great indisposition of body, and constant pains, yet he was unwearied in his work, both in his study and in the polit. Soon after his ejection he was cited to the spiritual court for not going to church. He appeared, and gave for a reason, That there was no preaching,
and that he could not, with any satisfaction, attend there only to hear the clerk read the prayers; but promised to go the next Lord's-day, if there was a sermon. Finding, upon enquiry, that there was no minister then, he did not go, and so was cited again, and gave the same answer. The Lord's-day following, being informni dv the churchwarden, who was his friend, that there would be no sermon, he determined to go to church, when freut munbers out of curiosity followed him. He seated mwelt in the derk's desk all the time of prayers, and then
aps into the pulpit, and prayed, and preached from these W T wenge the quarrel of my Cerenart. The * his son was soon spread abroad, bet such was Isiwe sinto Mr. Sherwood, that though there Wwwgration in a great church, his enemies
W 20 aknowledgment from his friend the me shurrass frightened him into a forma! A the
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