Blake, Thomas

Blake, Thomas an English Puritan divine, was, born in Staffordshire in 1597, and educated at Christ: Church, Oxford. He entered the Established Churchbut in 1648 became a Puritan, and was made pastor of St. Alcmond's in Shrewsbury. He afterwards became pastor of Tamworth in Staffordshire, where he was also one of the committee for the ejection of "ignorant and scandalous ministers and schoolmasters." He died in June, 1657. He wrote, A Treatise

of the Covenant of God with Mankind (1653): — The Covenant Sealed (1655): — Living Truths in Dying Times (1665): — and some controversial tracts on Infant Baptism. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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