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NameStephen Lobb
DenominationDissenter - Congregationalist
Livedb. - d. 1699-06-03 (new)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon 1 on Galatians 3:1 -- auditor (autograph: no)Sermon 1 on Philippians 2:12 -- auditor (autograph: no)Sermon 2 on Galatians 3:1 -- auditor (autograph: no)Sermon on 1 Peter 2:7 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Hebrews 2:14 -- subject of sermon (autograph: no)Sermon on Philippians 1:21 -- auditor (autograph: no)Sermon on Romans 2:4 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesSwallow Street Piccadilly -- ParishCharles Morton's Academy -- PostKenwyn -- PostMylor -- PostPinners' Hall -- Post
Source of DataLucy Busfield; David Robinson; Hannah Wood
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 16878)
Other NoteStephen Lobb was the son of Richard Lobb, high sheriff of Cornwall and MP. Little is known about his birth or his early years. A presbyterian, Lobb received a license in 1672 under the declaration of indulgence to preach in his father’s houses at Kenwyn and Mylor. He was ordained by Independents and presbyterians in 1681, and was soon elected pastor of an Independent church. Convicted of preaching at conventicles in 1682, his meeting-house near Swallow Street, Piccadilly was raided later that year and early the following the year. Lobb was implicated in the Rye House plot and was arrested in 1683; he was released, but was again arrested as a dangerous person in October of that year, on suspicion of treason in April and May 1684, and as a dangerous person in October 1684. Lobb taught students at Charles Morton’s nonconformist academy after Morton emigrated to New England in 1685. Pardoned for his treasonable offences in 1686, Lobb grew close to James II and encouraged nonconformists to submit declarations of thanks for the declaration of indulgence. He helped found the Common Fund in 1690, and helped bring about the Happy Union of London Presbyterians and Independents in 1691. In 1695 he was appointed to one of the vacancies in Pinners’ Hall after Presbyterians resigned en masse in support of Daniel Williams. Lobb died of a seizure in at the London house of the Independent George Griffith on 3 June 1699. He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Polwhele (d.1691), with whom he had at least four children: Stephen (d.1720), Theophilus (1678-1763), Samuel (d.1760), and a daughter.
GEMMS record createdApril 13, 2016
GEMMS record last editedAugust 18, 2021