Bridgewater (Lat a Quepotanus), John

Bridgewater (Lat. A Quepotanus), John an English Jesuit theologian, was educated at Hart Hall and Brazenose College, Oxford. He was chosen rector of Lincoln College in 1563, and archdeacon of Rochester in 1570. He subsequently espoused the cause of Romanism, resigned his preferments, and sought a home in the college for English Roman Catholics at Douav. He died in Germany about 1600. His writings include Concertatio Ecclesiae Catholicae in Anglia (1583; enlarged ed. 1594): — Confutatio Virulentiae Disputationis Theologiae, etc. (1589). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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