Barlow, William (1), Dd

Barlow, William (1), D.D., an English prelate was descended from a family of this name in Lancashire. He became fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and afterwards dean of Chester. His account of the celebrated Hampton Court Conference is well known (Lond. 1604). It professes not to be an account of the conference at large, but, to use the author's own words, it is "as an extract, wherein is the substance of the whole." Various attempts have been made by the Dissenters to invalidate its authority, but in vain. Barlow was consecrated bishop of Rochester June 30, 1605; was translated to Lincoln in 1608, and died Sept. 7, 1613. His principal works, besides the above, are, Defence of the Articles of Faith (Lond. 1601), a Life of Dr. R. Cosin, and a few translated Sermons. See Landon, ieccles. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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