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Clergyman

John Norton, British clergyman. member Cambridge Synod which drew up Cambridge Platform, 1648.

Background

Norton, John was born on May 6, 1606 in Hertfordshire, England. Son of William and Alice (Browest) Norton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Peterhouse College, Cambridge (England) University, 1624, Master of Arts, 1627.

Career

Chaplain to Sir William Masham, circa 1630. Came to Massachusetts, 1635, teacher Congregational Church, Ipswich. Admitted freeman of Massachusetts, 1637.

Participant in Ann Hutchinson’s trial, 1637. Ordained pastor Ipswich church, 1638-1656. Member Cambridge Synod which drew up Cambridge Platform, 1648.

Overseer Harvard, 1654. Pastor 1st Church of Boston, 1656-1663. Massachusetts agent to Charles II of England, 1662.

Author: The Orthodox Evangelist, 1654. The Heart of New England Rent at the Blasphemies of the Present Generation, 1659.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Orthodox Evangelist, 1654. The Heart of New England Rent at the Blasphemies of the Present Generation, 1659.

Membership

Member Cambridge Synod which drew up Cambridge Platform, 1648.

Connections

Married second, Mary Norton, July 23, 1656.

father:
William Norton

mother:
Alice (Browest) Norton

spouse:
Mary Norton