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NameThomas Cartwright
Livedb. 1634-09-01 - d. 1689-04-15 (old)
Linked Manuscriptsmanuscript owner - Two Sermons, c. 1672: MS 4250
Linked SermonsA Sermon Preacht Before his Maiesty by Tho: Cartwright D. D. -- preacher (autograph: yes)Sermon on Matthew 20:26 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesChester Cathedral -- BishopricMagdalen College -- Place of StudySt Mary Magdalene, Milk Street -- PostWells Cathedral -- Post
Source of DataODNB (Article: 4821); AO (Foster); Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 4821); AO (Foster)
Other NoteThomas Cartwright was born in Northampton on 1 September 1634. After attending Northampton Grammar School, he matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford on 18 November 1650, graduating B.A. on 17 February 1653 and proceeding M.A. on 21 June 1655. He was awarded D.D. on 12 September 1661. Cartwright held several positions before being appointed Bishop of Chester in 1686; namely, vicar of Walthamstow (1657), preacher at St. Mary Magdalen, Milk Street, London (1665), canon-prebendary of Wells Cathedral (1660), vicar of Barking (1660-1689), chaplain to King Charles II (1672), and dean of Ripon (1676). He also published several sermons delivered before notable auditors such as King Charles II and the daughter of the Duke of York, Princess Anne. A supporter of James II, he fled the country in 1688 as William of Orange approached, followed James to Ireland, and died there on 15 April 1689. Cartwright was buried at Christ Church, Dublin. His diary is deposited at the British Library (BL Add MS 24357).
GEMMS record createdJanuary 29, 2019
GEMMS record last editedJanuary 29, 2019