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Clergyman

Edward Norris, British clergyman. member Boston Church, 1639.

Background

Norris, Edward was born in 1584 in Gloucestershire, England. Son of Edward Norris.

Education

Attended Balliol College, Oxford (England) University. Bachelor of Arts, Magdalen Hall, 1606/07.

Career

Teacher, minister, Gloucestershire. Involved in theological dispute with John Traske over interpretation of the Gospel. Sailed to American with his congregation, 1636.

Member Boston Church, 1639. Teacher Salem Church, 1639. Named 1st of 7 mininsters commissioned to draw up a confession of faith.

Opposed accusations of witchcraft. Opposed violent persecution of Quakers. Author: Reply to John Traske’s “True Gospel Vindicated,” 1638.

The New Gospel not the True Gospel, 1638.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Reply to John Traske’s “True Gospel Vindicated,” 1638. The New Gospel not the True Gospel, 1638.

Membership

Member Boston Church, 1639.

Connections

Married Eleanor.

father:
Edward Norris. Norris

spouse:
Eleanor.