8 Oct 2003, 3:06 a.m. - Paul Brewster

L&M: "William Spurstowe, a leading Presbyterian minister; recently [October 7, 1660] made chaplain to the King."

1 Sep 2013, 2:32 p.m. - Bill

William Spurstow, D.D., Vicar of Hackney and Master of Catharine Hall, Cambridge, both which pieces of preferment he lost for nonconformity, 1662. ---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

29 May 2017, 6:11 p.m. - Terry Foreman

William Spurstowe (Spurstow) (c. 1605–1666) was an English clergyman, theologian, and member of the Westminster Assembly. He became a Fellow of St. Katherine's Hall College, Cambridge in 1638, during the Mastership of Ralph Brownrigg, and succeeded as Master in 1645. He became vicar of Hackney in 1643, and was made Master of his college. He was deprived of the mastership, in 1650. After the Restoration, he was consulted on the Declaration of Indulgence. He was ejected from his parish of Hackney for nonconformity, in 1662. He remained in Hackney, welcomed Richard Baxter, employed Ezekiel Hopkins, and provided a focus for numerous other ejected ministers. He built six almshouses there, work starting shortly before his death. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Spurstowe


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.


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