Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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From the Everyman's Library Edition" "Zachary Crofton, ejected from the curacy of St. Botolph's, Aldgate, for nonconformity. He was a native of Ireland; and, according to Baxter, a quick and warm, but upright man. He was set at liberty after a long confinement, and again imprisoned in Cheshire; and at length, returning to London, kept a school in Aldgate parish till his death"
Zachary Crofton, born in Ireland. His first living was at Wrenbury, Cheshire, from which he was expelled in 1648 for refusing to take the Engagement. When he came to London he was for some time minister of St. James's, Garlickhithe, and then obtained the cure of St. Botolph, Aldgate, which he held till he was ejected for Nonconformity. He was said to be zealous for the Restoration, but he was committed to the Tower for defending the Solemn League and Covenant. In 1667 he opened a school near Aldgate. He was the author of several works, and died in 1672.---Wheatley, 1896.
CROFTON, ZACHARY (d. 1672), Irish nonconformist divine; educated at Dublin; expelled from the living of Wrenbury, Cheshire, for refusing to take the engagement, 1651; vicar of St. Botolph, Aldgate; ejected at the Restoration; committed to the Tower for maintaining that the Solemn League and Covenant was still binding on the English nation, c. 1660; published controversial tracts.---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
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