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[wyford, two small places adjacent, where he was sied by the Act of Uniformity. He afterwards rented a
at Twyford for seventeen years. He was several times risoned, and suffered much on the account of Nonconnity. When liberty was settled by law, he preached oconally at Derby and several other places ; not daring to · his Lord's talent in a napkin. He died at Findren in
county, in October 1699. He was a valuable man, and - seful preacher. BLACKWELL [V.] Mr. ISAAC BACON... BREDSALL (R.) John HIERON, M. A. Of Christ's ul. Camb. His father was minister at Stapenhill, near -urton upon Trent, where he was born in August, 1608. Le had many providential deliverances in his childhood, hich, when he grew up, he thankfully recorded. He laid
good foundation in school-learning, under Mr. Whitehead .t Repton. At Cambridge (where he was admitted May 2, 1675,) he was under the tuition of Mr. Wm. Chappel, afterwards Bp. of Cork, and Ross,. in Ireland. In 1628, he went into Yorkshire, to Mr. Thurscrosse, an acquaintance of his tutor's, and prebendary of York, with whom he lived for some time at Kirby-Moor-side, reading prayers for him, and teaching school in the town. Being bent upon the mi. nistry, he made application to the learned Dr. Morton, Bp. of Coventry and Litchfield, who having examined and approved him, ordained him both deacon and presbyter, 1630. In a year and a half he removed to Eggington, where he was houshold chaplain to Sir H. Leigh, and preached at Newton-sulney. While he continued in this family, he preached a week-day lecture at Bratby, at the request of a a religious lady,' Catherine, countess of Chesterfield. In 1633, he removed to Ashborne, where he succeeded Mr. Taylor as lecturer, Here he was put into the High-commission-court, and suinmoned by a pursuivant to appear at Lambeth ; which occasioned hiin much trouble and expence. He was forced to remove to Derby, in the time of the civil war, and was no sooner gone from home than his house was plundered. From Derby he removed with his family, in 1644, to Brodsall, where he continued till his ejectment in 1062.
He was a very studious and learned man, well read in history. He possessed a sound judgment, and was a great master of method, having thoroughly digested his tutor's manner of preaching. He was very ready in scripture chro
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had not been long before she saw Mr. Shower go up into the pulpit, and looking at him with greater surprise, she said, * This is the very man I saw in my dream, and if every part of it hold true, he will take for his text Psalm cxvi. 7. Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. When he rose up to pray, she was all attention, and every sentence went to her heart. Having finished his prayer, he took that very passage which she had mentioned for his text, and God was pleased to make the discourse founded upon it, the means of her saving conversion; and thus she at last found what she had so long sought elsewhere in vain, Rest to her soul. And now she obtained that blessing from God the fountain of felicity, which pious Mr. Rogers, so many years before, had so solemnly and fervently implored on her behalf.
The above extraordinary narrative was cominunicated by the late Rey: Mr. Davidson of Braintree, to Mr. Arch. Wallace, merchant at Edinburgh, Oct. 12, 1767. And was authenticated by the well-known and respectable Dr. Wood of Norwich. The present venerable Dr. Erskine has printed it in a little volume of Letters, chiefly addressed to the af flicted. It was also published some years ago, in a small pamphlet by the Rev. Mr. Decourcy.
CROSBY [V.] Mr. John Collyer,
CROSTHWAITE. Mr. JAMES CAVE. Born at Banbury in Oxfordshire. His father was a brazier, but that he was brought up to that business was a false report. He had been in the wars in Scotland, where he was a captain, and became for some time a preacher in Carlisle, from whence he went to Keswick, where he resided, and exercised his ministry at some of the chapelries in Crosthwaite parish. He was ordained by the associated ministers of Cumberland, who gave him a testimonial “ as a person of an unblameable life, and who appeared upon their examination to be duly qualified and gifted for the ministry, and properly called to it in that place.” [This inay be seen in Cal. Con. p. 229, signed by Richard Gilpin, and six others.] He remained some years at this place, where he studied hard, and was laborious in preaching and repeating sermons, instructing and catechizing youth. It appears that he had several orders of the Commissioners for propagating the gospel in the four YOL. I. NO. 9.
northern counties, for settling him, and for augmenting his salary. They appointed him preacher at Crosby, Sealeby, and Stannix, with 8ol. per annum. They afterwards sent him to itinerate at Thornewait, Newland, and St. John's, with an appointment of 1041. per annum. These, it seems, are all of them in Crosthwaite parish, where it is most likely the Act of uniformity found him. Before his officiating in these last chapelries, he had an invitation to Inverness, with the offer of 160l. per annum ; but did not accept it. After his ejectment he often removed, till marrying at Daventry in Northamptonshire, he settled, and continued there till he came to London, where he was well known. He there took the opportunity of K. Charles's Declaration in 1672, publicly to exercise his ministry, for which purpose he took out a licence. He died in 1694.
EDENHALL TC.] Mr. THOMAS TAILOR. A native of Scotland. He lived about ten years after his ejectments preaching at Alston-moor, and other places as he had opportunity.
EGREMONT (R.) Mr. Halsell. An Antinomian.
GREYSTOCK (R. S. 300l.] RICHARD GIL'in, M. D. He was designed by God for great work in his church, and was singularly qualified for it. He had a large share of natural abilities, which he had wonderfully improved by an unwearied industry; so that there was scarcely any thing that accomplished a man, a scholar, a physician, or divine, but he possessed it in great perfection. There was a pleasing mixture of majesty and sweetness, affableness and gravity in his countenance, which he could alter with ease, as the business or persons he had to do with required, so as to keep up the dignity of his profession, and make religion both more awful and more alluring. He had a fine and delicate fancy, expressing itself in a copiousness of words, which gave clear and lively images of things, and kept up the life, strength, and elegance of the English tongue. His memory was strong and faithful; his judgment, most quick and penetrating ; but he always exercised it on the sentiments of others with great candour. He had so well digested all necessary parts of learning, that he had them in readiness whenever he wanted them, and used thein iii his discourses with great advantage. He had all the necessary qualifications for a preacher, in the highest degree. His voice was strong, but sweet and well.