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meek peaceable disposition. He loved not to be embroiled in the controversies of the times, though he was able and ready to give a rational account, both of his faith and
praca tice, to all christian inquirers,
Mr. DANIEL KING. Born at Brig of Allen, near Stirling in North Britain. He was brought up in the college of Glasgow, and ordained at Edinburgh. By the interest of the Earl of Queensberry, he obtained a living in this county, from which he was ejected for his Nonconformity. He afterwards returned to Scotland, and was the Earl of Queensberry's chaplain for above thirteen years, till the said Earl's death. He used then and afterwards to preach occasionally, as he had opportunity. He died at Stirling, not long before the Revolution, about 60 years of age. He was well beloved, and much followed wherever he preached.
WORKS. After his being in Scotland, he published a book entitled, Advice to all those who love their souls. He also printed several other pieces.
The following afterwards conformed: Mr. James Cragg of Newkirk.-Mr. John FORWARD of Bolton.—Mr. John MICHAEL or MYRIEL of Lampley, the seat of Mr. Lamplugh.—Mr. GEORGE YATES of Ang stable. He lived and preached at Crogline
County, in talent in several other law, he
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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.