Chaderton, Laurence

Chaderton, Laurence, the first master of Emanuel College, Cambridge, was born at Chatterton, in Lancashire, in 1546. His parents were of the Romish religion, but the son, after studying the law, went to Cambridge, where he obtained a scholarship in Christ's College, for which his father disinherited him. In 1578 he took his degree of B.D., and was chosen lecturer of St. Clement's Church, Cambridge, where he preached many years; and such was his reputation that Sir Walter Mildmay declared that, if he would not accept the mastership of his college, the foundation should not go one In the beginning of the reign of James I he was appointed one of the divines at the Hampton Court Conference, and he was also one of the translators of the Bible, translating from Chronicles to the Canticles inclusive. In 1612 he took his doctor's degree. He died in 1640. He wrote a Treatise on Justification, and a sermon preached at St. Paul's Cross. — Rose, New Genesis Biog. Dict. 6:182; Hook, Eccl. Biography, 3:545.

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