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NameFrancis Tallents
DenominationDissenter - Presbyterian
Livedb. ca. 1619-01-01 - d. 1708-04-11 (new)
Linked SermonsAt the funeral of the Reverend Mr Philip Henry June 27.1696. -- preacher (autograph: yes)Sermon on John 6:35 -- preacher? (autograph: no)Sermon on Matthew 14:31 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Titus 2:11-13 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesPilsley -- HomeSt Mary -- ParishSt Mary -- ParishMagdalene College -- Place of StudyPeterhouse -- Place of Study
Source of DataAnne James
Biographical Sources ConsultedCalamy Revised; ODNB (Article: 269530)
Other NoteTallents was originally from Pilsley, Derbyshire, where he was born in November 1619. He was admitted to Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1636. He left for Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he earned his B.A. (1641) and M.A. (1645) and was a fellow and tutor. Tallents was ordained 29 November 1648 as a Presbyterian. From about 1649 to 1653, Tallents was vicar of St Mary, Lichfield, in Staffordshire. After ejection from the parish of St Mary's, Shrewsbury, in 1662, where he had ministered since 1652, he remained active in the cause of dissent in the town. He was repeatedly imprisoned in Shrewsbury Castle in 1662, and he was held at Cheshire Castle in 1685 under suspicion of participating in the Monmouth Rebellion. Tallents licensed his home as a meetinghouse in 1690 before a new building could be built in 1691. Matthew Henry preached and published his funeral sermon along with a brief biography in 1709 (A sermon, preached at the funeral of the Reverend F. Tallents).
GEMMS record createdMay 11, 2016
GEMMS record last editedMay 18, 2022