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NameWilliam Sherlock
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. ca. 1640-01-01 - d. 1707-06-19 (new)
Linked Manuscriptsmanuscript owner - William Sherlock's Sermons: MS 1832manuscript owner - William Sherlock's Sermons: MS 1833
Linked SermonsSermon on 1 Corinthians 14:1 -- preacher (autograph: yes)Sermon on 1 Timothy 3:16 -- preacher (autograph: yes)Sermon on James 5:16 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Luke 13:24 -- preacher? (autograph: no)Sermon on Luke 19:8 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Matthew 11:9-11 -- preacher (autograph: yes)Sermon on Psalms 83:3-4 -- preacher (autograph: uncertain)Thanksgiving sermon, on Psalm Lviii. II, preached before Queen Anne in St Paul's, 7 Sept. 1704 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked ReportsTwo sermons -- preacher
Associated PlacesSt Paul's Cathedral -- DeanerySt George, Botolph Lane -- ParishTherfield -- ParishEton College -- Place of StudyPeterhouse -- Place of StudySion College -- PostTemple Church -- Post
Source of DataJennifer Farooq; David Robinson
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 25381)
Other NoteBorn around 1640 in Gravel Lane, Southwark, London, the son of a tradesman. He was educated at St Mary Overie, Southwark and Eton College around 1653. Admitted to Peterhouse as a pensioner in 1657. BA in 1660; MA in 1663; DD in 1680. Rector of St George's, Botolph Lane, London in 1669. Assistant, dean, and president at Sion between 1673 and 1683. Master of the Temple in 1685-1705, dean of St. Paul's, London in 1691 and chaplain-in-ordinary to Queen Anne. Rector of Therfield, Hertfordshire from 1698 to his death on 19 June 1707. His clerical career was nevertheless fraught with controversy. He engaged leading Calvinist divine John Owen over soteriology, became involved in controversies over the trinity, and earned the ire of both nonjurors and whigs for accepting William and Mary as de facto sovereigns only.
GEMMS record createdMay 24, 2015
GEMMS record last editedJune 11, 2018