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NameJohn Worthington
DenominationChurch of England (conformed)
Livedb. ca. 1618-01-01 - d. 1671-11-26 (new)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on Proverbs 8:36 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesManchester -- HomeBarking -- ParishFen Ditton -- ParishHackney -- ParishHolmes Chapel -- ParishHorton -- ParishIngoldsby -- ParishLamberhurst -- ParishMoulton -- ParishSt Benet Fink -- ParishEmmanuel College -- Place of StudyCambridge University -- PostJesus College -- Post
Source of DataRichard Snoddy; David Robinson
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 29992); CCEd (Person ID: 14184).
Other NotePrecise date of birth unknown, but he was baptized on 8 February 1617/8 in Manchester. Son of Roger Worthington (d. 1649), a draper, and Katherine Heywood (d. 1651). Worthington attended grammar school in Manchester before entering Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1632. He received a B.A. (1635), M.A. (1639), B.D. (1646), and D.D. (1655). Fellow of Emmanuel College beginning in 1642. Ordained in 1646. University preacher at Cambridge beginning in 1647. Master of Jesus College, Cambridge (1650-1660). Rector of Horton, Buckinghamshire (1653-1654) Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire (1654-1663), Barking, Suffolk (1663-1665), Moulton All Saints, Norfolk (1663), and St Benet Fink, London (1664-1666), the latter being destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. Vice-chancellor of Cambridge (1657-1658). Subscribed to the Act of Uniformity in 1662. After the Great Fire, he became preacher at Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, but quickly moved on to Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire (1666-1669). After that, he was lecturer at Hackney, Middlesex (1669). He translated and edited various philosophical texts, but didn't write any of his own.
GEMMS record createdDecember 13, 2015
GEMMS record last editedDecember 19, 2020