Calamy, Benjamin, Dd

Calamy, Benjamin, D.D.

an eminent English divine, son of Edmund the elder, was educated at St. Paul's School, and at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellowin 1668. He was chosen minister of St. Mary Aldermanbury, April 25, 1677, and soon after appointed chaplain to the king. In 1683 he became vicar of St. Lawrence Jewry, with St. Mary Magdalen, Milk Street, attached. June 18,1685, he became a prebendary of St. Paul's. He died in January, 1686. He published several single sermons, and some collections of sermons. His celebrated Discourse about a Scrupulous Conscience was preached in 1683. and published: the following year. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict; of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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