Bernard, Nicholas Dd

Bernard, Nicholas D.D.

an eminent English divine of the 17th century, was educated at Cambridge, and received the degree of M. A. from Oxford University, July 15, 1628. He became chaplain to archbishop Usher in 1626, and soon after, by his favor, dean of Ardagh. In 1642 he returned to England and became rector of Whitchurch, in Shropshire; and after the declension of the royal cause was made chaplain to Protector Cromwell, one of his almoners, and preacher to the Society of Gray's Inn. He died at Whitchurch in 1661. He published, The Whole Proceedings of the Siege of Drogheda (London and Dublin, 1642): — A Dialogue between Paul and Agrippa (Lond. eod.): — The Life and Death of Dr. James Usher, late Archbishop of Armagh, etc. (1656); and other works, including letters and sermons. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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