Childrey, Joshua, Dd

Childrey, Joshua, D.D.

an English divine and natural philosopher, was born in 1623. He was educated at Rochester, and soon after became one of the clerks of the house at Magdalen College, Oxford. He left the, university on the breaking out of the rebellion, but returned when Oxford was surrendered to the parliament, by which body he was expelled two years later. He then taught school at Feversham, in Kent, for a time, when he was made chaplain to Henry, lord Herbert, and obtained the' rectory of Uplham, in Dorsetshire. In 1663 he was collated to the archdeaconry of Salisbury, and in June 1664, to the prebends of Yatminster, in the same church, by bishop Earle. He died at Upway, August 26, 1670. Some of his publications are, Indigo Astrologica (1652, 4to): — Syzmasticons Instsauratum (Lond. 1653, 8vo): — Britannia Beconica (ibid. 1661, 8vo).

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