Chappel, William, Dd

Chappel, William, D.D., bishop of Cork, was born at Lexington, Nottinghams., Dec. 10, 1582, and was educated at Mansfield, from whence he removed to Christ's College, Cambridge, where he obtained a fellowship. By the favor of archbishop Laud he was made dean of Cashel, Ireland, in 1633, and soon after provost of Trinity College, Dublin. In 1638 he was made bishop of Cork. He suffered many hardships in the Rebellion, and on landing in England was sent to prison, but soon obtained his liberty. He died at Derby in 1649. He wrote Methodus Concionandi (London, 1648), and A Treatise on the Use of Holy Scripture (London, 1653, 8vo). The Whole Duty of Man has also been ascribed to him, but without probability. Archbishop Usher and bishop Martin opposed him on account of his apparent leaning to Romanist views of discipline. — Hook, Church Dictionary, 3:554; Kippis, Biographia Britannica, 3:439.

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