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Clergyman , colonist

Thomas Hooker, British clergyman, colonist.

Background

Hooker, Thomas was born in 1586 in Marfield, England, circa. Son of Thomas Hooker.

Education

Attended Queen’s College, Cambridge (England) University, Bachelor of Arts, Emmanuel College, 1608, A.M., 1611.

Career

Ordained to ministry Congregational Church. Rector, Eshor, Surrey, England, circa 1620. Preacher St. Mary’s, Chelmsford, England, circa 1626.

Scheduled to appear before High Commission (spiritual court), 1630, fled to Holland, soon returned to England. Came to Boston, 1633, became pastor at Newtown (now Cambridge), Massachusetts, 1633. Moved to and founded Connecticut (with majority of congregation), 1636.

His democratic ideas form the basis of “Fundamental Orders” (constitution of Connecticut), adopted 1639. Author: A Survey of the Summe of Churchdiscipline (preface contains statement of principles of Congregationalism in American), 1648.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Survey of the Summe of Churchdiscipline (preface contains statement of principles of Congregationalism in American), 1648.

Connections

Married Susanna, at least 3 children.

father:
Thomas Hooker. Hooker

spouse:
Susanna