Claridge, Richard

Claridge, Richard, an English clergyman, and an eminent writer among the Quakers, was born in October, 1649, at Farmboroulgh, in Warwickshire, where he received his early education. In 1666 he entered Balliol College. Oxford, but removed to St. Mary's Hall, where he took his bachelor's degree in 1670. He received ordination soon after, and in 1673 took charge of the rectory of Peopleton, Worcestershire, but resigned it in 1691, and the same year became a Baptist. In 1697 he joined the Quakers, and continued a member and preacher among them until his death, Feb. 28, 1723. The following are some of his works: Baptism and the Supper: - The Doctrine of the Trinity: - Tithes: - Liberty of Conscience. See Piety Promoted, ii, 361; Chalmers, Biog. Diet. s.v.; Allibone, Diet. of Brit. and Ames. Authors, i. V.

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