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NameSeth Ward
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. ca. 1615-04-05 - d. 1689-01-06 (new)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on Colossians 2:3 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on John 19:30 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Philippians 3:21 -- preacher? (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesExeter Cathedral -- BishopricSalisbury Cathedral -- BishopricExeter Cathedral -- DeaneryGarsington -- ParishSt Breock -- ParishSt Lawrence Jewry -- ParishSidney Sussex College -- Place of StudyOxford -- PostTrinity College -- Post
Source of DataAnne James
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 28706); ACAD (Venn): (ID: WRT632S)
Other NoteAstronomer and clergyman. Precise date of birth unknown, but Ward was baptized on 5 April 1617. B.A. (1637) and M.A. (1640) from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and fellow there (1640-1644) until deprived for refusing to swear to the Solemn League and Covenant. Became D.D. in 1654. Savilian Professor of Astronomy, 1649-1660. President of Trinity College, Oxford, 1659-1660. According to Venn, he was rector of Garsington, Oxfordshire in 1660, and eventually ejected. Canon (1660-1662) and dean (1662) of Exeter. Bishop of Exeter, 1662-1667. Vicar of St Lawrence Jewry, 1661-1662. Rector of Uplowman, Devon, 1661. Rector of St Breock, Cornwall, 1662. Elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1663. Bishop of Salisbury from 1667 until his death in 1689.
GEMMS record createdMarch 02, 2018
GEMMS record last editedMarch 02, 2018