1893 text

Thomas Case, born 1598, was a famous preacher and a zealous advocate for the Solemn League and Covenant, a member of the assembly of divines, and rector of St. Giles’s-in-the-Fields. He was one of the deputation to Charles II. at Breda, and appointed a royal chaplain. He was ejected by the Act of Uniformity, but remained in London after his ejection. Died May 30th, 1682.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

6 Annotations

First Reading

Pauline  •  Link

from L&M Companion
(1598-1682) A leading Presbyterian divine; in 1662 ejected from his living (St Giles-in-the-Fields) for nonconformity. In politics a strong royalist, he had been arrested in 1653 on suspicion of taking part in a plot. His sermons, punctuated by gasps and winks, were easy meat for the mimics.

Paul Chapin  •  Link

"...punctuated by gasps and winks..."
Sounds like Tourette's Syndrome.

Ruben  •  Link

Sounds like Tourette

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Thomas Case (1598–1682) was an English clergyman of Presbyterian beliefs, member of the Westminster Assembly where he was one of the strongest advocates of theocracy, and sympathizer with the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thom…

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Thomas Case, who was educated at Christ-church in Oxford, was one of the assembly of divines in the late reign, and a frequent preacher before the parliament. He distinguished himself by his zeal for the covenant, to which he, with his usual constancy, adhered. He was some time minister of St. Mary Magdalen's in Milk-street; but was ejected thence for refusing the engagement; and became afterwards rector of St. Giles's in the Fields. He was imprisoned for six months in the Tower, together with Mr. Jenkin, Dr. Drake, and Mr. Watson, for conspiring against the Independent government: this was commonly called Love's plot. They appear to have been equally engaged in a design to restore the king; but all, except Love, were pardoned upon their submission. He first began the morning exercise, or lecture, which was long continued at Cripplegate, and other parts of the city. He died the 30th of May, 1682, in the 84th year of his age, after having survived every one of the Dissenters that sat in the assembly of divines. His works are chiefly sermons. Mr. Baxter styles him "an old, faithful servant of God."
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1779.

Bill  •  Link

CASE, THOMAS (1598-1682), presbyterian divine; educated at Canterbury and Merchant Taylors' School; student of Christ Church, Oxford, 1616; M.A., 1623; curate at North Repps, Norfolk; incumbent of Erpingham, Norfolk; preacher at Manchester and Salford, 1635; prosecuted for contempt of church ceremonies in both dioceses (Norwich and Chester); married into an influential family, 1637; lecturer in several London churches, 1641-2; member of the Westminster assembly, 1643; intruded rector of Stockport, Cheshire, 1645-6; ejected by parliament from the rectory of St. Mary Magdalen, Milk Street, 1649; imprisoned as privy to the presbyterian plot to recall Charles II, 1651; rector of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London, 1652?; deputed by presbyterians to congratulate Charles II at the Hague, 1660; chaplain to Charles II; member of the Savoy conference, 1661; ejected for nonconformity, 1662; published sermons.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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