5 Annotations

First Reading

Wim van der Meij  •  Link

From Warrington's Edition: "Thomas Jacomb of Burton Lazars, Leicestershire, entered at Magdalen Hall, Oxford in 1640; but, removing to Cambridge on the breaking out of the rebellion, he obtained a fellowship at Trinity College, in the place of a loyalist ejected, and had the degree of M.A. conferred on him. He afterwards became rector of St. Martin's Ludgate, in London; and was put out for non-confomity in 1662, being then D.D. He subsequently followed the trade conventicling, which brought him into trouble; and he died 27th March 1687, in the house of the Countess of Exeter, to whom he was domestic chaplain (abridged from Kennett's Register)"
P.S. 'conventicle' is a secret gathering of religious dissenters.
'D.D.' is Doctor of Divinity

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Thomas Jacomb received part of his education at Magdalen hall in Oxford, whence he removed to Emmanuel, and at length to Trinity college in Cambridge. About the year 1647, he was preferred to the rectory of St. Martin's near Ludgate, and also made chaplain to the countess dowager of Exeter. After the Restoration, he lived in Exeter-House with that lady; where he frequently preached when other ministers were silenced. Mr. Baxter and Dr. Calamy speak of him as a man of great gravity, sobriety, and moderation, and a good preacher. Dr. Sherlock, who seems to have received some provocation from him, represents him as "the prettiest, nonsensical, trifling goosecap, that ever set pen to paper." He died in the house of his patroness, the 27th of March, 1687. His library, which consisted of books in various languages and faculties, sold after his death for 1300 l. He published a considerable number of sermons.
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1779.

Bill  •  Link

JACOMBE, THOMAS (1622-1687), nonconformist divine; brother of Samuel Jacombe; fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1646; M.A., 1647; incumbent of St. Martin's, Ludgate Hill, London, 1647-62; a trier, 1659; commissioner for review of the prayer-book, 1661; imprisoned for holding conventicles in Silver Street, but protected by Countess-dowager of Exeter; published sermons.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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