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Clergyman

Thomas Parker, British clergyman.

Background

Parker, Thomas was born on June 8, 1595 in Stanton St. Bernard, Wilts, England. Son of Review Robert and Dorothy (Stevens) Parker.

Education

Attended Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1610, then Magdalen College, Oxford (England) University, U. Leyden (Netherlands), 1614. M. Philosophy, U. Franeker, 1617.

Career

Came to Massachusetts, 1634. Founder (with cousin James Noyes) church at Newbury, Massachusetts, circa 1635. Ordained minister Congregationalist Church.

Orthodox Calvinist, argued for Presbyterianism at New England Church Synods, 1643, 62. Admitted the unconverted to communion. Conductor free school to prepare boys for Harvard.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Letter on Church Government, 1644. The Prophesies of Daniel Expounded, 1649. Methodus Gratiae Divinae, 1657.

Connections

father:
Review Robert Parker

mother:
Dorothy (Stevens) Parker