Samuel Crossman

CROSSMAN, Samuel. b. Bradfield St George, Suffolk, 1625 (baptized 28 September); d. Bristol, 4 February 1684. The son of a clergyman, he was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA 1645, MA 1651). Under the Commonwealth he became a dissenting vicar of All Saints’, Sudbury, Suffolk, and also pastor of an Independent congregation there, rector of Dalham, Suffolk, and Little Henny, Essex. He was one of many Puritan clergy ejected from their livings on St Bartholomew’s Day 1662, and he was later imprisoned for continuing to preach. He subsequently conformed to the Church of England, and was ordained by a bishop in 1665. After a curacy at Sudbury he was appointed in 1667 vicar of St...

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