Cobbet, Thomas

Cobbet, Thomas a Congregational minister, was born at Newbury, Berkshire, Eng., in 1608, and served in the ministry of the Church of England for a short time. Ejected for nonconformity, he came to New England, arriving June 26, 1637. He served for twenty years as collegiate pastor in Lynn, and removed to Ipswich, where he died Nov. 5, 1685. — He published A Vindication of the Covenant of the Children of Church Members (1643): — A Defence of Infant Baptism (1645): — The civil Magistrate's Power in Matters of Religion modestly debated, etc. (1653): — A practical Discourse on Prayer (1654): — A Treatise on the Honor due from Children to their Parents (1656). — Sprague, Annals, 1, 102

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