Abbot, George (2)

Abbot, George (known as "The Puritan") son (or grandson). of Sir Thomas Abbot was born at Easington, East Yorkshire, in 1603 or 1604. He was elected probationer fellow of Merton College, Oxford, in 1624 and admitted LL.B. in 1630. He held Caldecote, Warwickshire, against prince Rupert and Maurice during the Civil War. Mr. Abbot was a member of the Long Parliament for Tamworth. He was not a clergyman, as has been said by some, nor yet a nephew of the archbishop of the same name; but he was a theologian and scholar of rare ability. He died Feb. 2 (or 4), 1648. He was the author of, The Whole Book of Job Paraphrased, or Made Easy for Any to Understand (1640): Vindicice Sabbathi (1641): — Brief Notes upon the Whole Book of Psalms (1651). See Wood (Bliss's), Athenoe Oxonienses, s.v.; Cox, Literature of the Sabbath.

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