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NameJohn Knowles
Livedb. ca. 1602-01-01 - d. 1685-04-10 (new)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on Zechariah 1:5 -- preacher? (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesLincolnshire -- HomeMagdalene College -- Place of StudyBristol Cathedral -- PostColchester -- PostLondon -- PostSt Catharine's College (Katharine Hall) -- PostVirginia -- PostWatertown -- Post
Source of DataCatherine Evans
Biographical Sources ConsultedACAD (Venn) (ID: KNWS620J). Dictionary of American Biography, p. 533.
Other NoteHe was educated at Magdalen Hall, graduating BA in 1623 and MA in 1627 and was made a fellow of Catharine Hall. He was ordained in 1627 and was a lecturer at Colchester from 1635-7. He went to New England in 1639 and was ordained as an assistant pastor to Rev George Philips on 9 December 1640. He was one of a party of three missionaries sent to Virginia in 1643 and then resumed his pastorate in Watertown from 1643-51. He then returned to England in 1651, and was a lecturer in Bristol Cathedral from 1653-8. He was silenced by the Act of Uniformity. He was a Presbyterian minister in London in 1672. He was offered the presidency of Harvard College but declined it. In New England, he married Elizabeth Willis.
GEMMS record createdMay 26, 2020
GEMMS record last editedFebruary 27, 2023