Hickes, George, Dd
Hickes, George, D.D.
a nonjuring divine of great learning, was born June 20, 1642, at Newsham, in Yorkshire; was educated at St. John's College, Oxford, and in 1644 was elected fellow of Lincoln College. He became chaplain to the duke of Lauderdale in 1676, king's chaplain in 1682, and dean of Worcester in 1683. He was disappointed of the bishopric of Bristol by the death of Charles II. After the Revolution of 1688 refusing to take the, oaths to William III, he was deprived in 1689, and became an active enemy of the government. He was consecrated bishop of Thetford by the Nonjurors in 1694, and died in 1715. His scholarship is shown in his valuable Antique Litteraturae Septentrionalis Thesaurus (Oxford, 1705, 3 vols. fol.), and his Institutiones Gramnaticae Anglo-Saxoniae (Oxford, 1689, 4to). Among his theological and controversial writings, which were very numerous, are The Christian Priesthood, and the Dignity of the Episcopal Order (new ed. Oxford, 1847, 3 vols. 8vo): — Bibliotheca Script. Ecclesiae Anglicanae (London, 1709, 8vo): — Sermons (London, 1713, 2 vols.
8vo). See Hook, Eccles. Biog. 6:32 sq.; Lathhury, History of the Nonjurors.