Robert Herrick

HERRICK, Robert. b. London, August 1591 (baptised 24 August); d. Dean Prior, Devonshire, October 1674 (buried 15 October). The son of a goldsmith, he was apprenticed to his uncle, Sir William Herrick, also a goldsmith; but he obtained release from the apprenticeship to be educated at Cambridge, first at St John’s College (1613) and then at Trinity Hall (BA 1617, MA 1620). He was ordained (deacon and priest 1623), living in London until he went as chaplain to the Duke of Buckingham on the expedition to the Isle of Rhé (1627). He was appointed vicar of Dean Prior, near Totnes, Devonshire, in 1628, taking up the living in 1630. As a declared Royalist, he was ejected in 1647, living in London...

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