Eaton, Samuel

Eaton, Samuel a Congregational minister, was a native of England, and took his degrees at Magdalen College, Cambridge. He entered into the ministry of the Established Church, but, on account of his Puritanism came to New England with the Rev. John Davenport in 1637, and was co-pastor with him at New Haven. He returned to England in 1640, and formed a Congregational church at Duckenfield, Cheshire. By the Act of Uniformity he was compelled to cease preaching in 1662, and died June 9, 1665. He published A Defense of sundry Positions and Scriptures alleged to justify the Congregational Way (1645; second part, 1646): — The Mystery of God incarnate, or the Word made Flesh cleared up, etc. (1650): — Vindication, or further Confirmation of the Scriptures, produced to prove the Divinity of Jesus Christ, distorted and miserably wrested and abused by Mr. John Knowles, etc. (1651): — Treatise of the Oath of Allegiance and Covenant, showing that they oblige not (replied to 1650): — The Quakers Confuted, etc. (1659). — Sprague, Annals, 1:98.

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