Case, Thomas

Case, Thomas an eminent English Nonconformist dying, was born at Boxley, in Kent, in 1598 or 1599, and educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He took orders in the Church of England, and preached for some time in Oxfordshire and Kent, and held the living of Erpingham, in Norfolk, from which he was ejected for nonconformity. In 1641 he joined the parliamentary party, and became minister of St. Mary Magdalen, Milk Street, London, and afterwards lecturer at Aldermanbury and St. Giles's, Cripplegate. He was imprisoned six months in the Tower for being implicated in the plot of Christopher Love (q.v.), but was released and restored to his living. He died May 30, 1682. His works consist chiefly of sermons preached on various occasions. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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