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NameChristopher Love
Livedb. ca. 1618-03-25 - d. 1651-08-22 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsThe Saints Rest or, Their Happy Sleepe in Death -- subject of sermon (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesSt Anne and St Agnes -- ParishSt Lawrence Jewry -- ParishNew Inn Hall -- Place of Study
Source of DataAO (Foster); ODNB (Article: 17038); Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedAO (Foster); ODNB (Article: 17038)
Other NoteChristopher Love was born in Cardiff. His exact date of birth is unknown. He was converted to evangelical Christianity in 1633 upon hearing William Erbury preach. Love matriculated at New Inn Hall, Oxford at the age of seventeen on 29 July 1635. He graduated B.A. on 2 May 1639 and proceeded M.A. on 26 March 1642. He was expelled from the university for his nonconformity. He was minister of St Anne and St Agnes, Aldersgate and rector of St Lawrence Jewry. In 1649, he became involved in a plot to bring the exiled Charles II to the throne of England. Love was arrested on 14 May 1651, found guilty of high treason, and beheaded at Tower Hill on 22 August 1651. He was buried at St Lawrence Jewry.
Attached URLs:
URLNotes for Christopher Love on The National Archives web page.
GEMMS record createdJanuary 10, 2020
GEMMS record last editedJanuary 10, 2020