Jacomb, Thomas, Dd

Jacomb, Thomas, D.D.

a pious Nonconformist divine who took a prominent part in the ecclesiastical affairs of England in the 17th century, was born in Leicestershire in 1622. He studied at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, and subsequently became fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. During the Rebellion he obtained the living of St. Martin, Ludgate, but was ejected in 1662, during the Bartholomew ejectment of Nonconformists, and died March 27, 1687. Stoughton (Eccl. Hist. of Engl. Ch. of the Restoration], 1, 165) says that Jacomb, while a member of the Savoy Conference SEE INDEPENDENTS, in which he figured very prominently, "described as a man of superior education, of a staid mind, of temperate passions, moderate in his counsels, and in the management of affairs, not vehement and confident, not imposing and overbearing, but receptive of advice, and yielding to reason." He was one of the continuators of Poole's Annotations. His works, which are now scarce, are, A Treatise on Holy Dedication [on Psalm 30] (Lond. 1668, 8vo): — Several Sermons on the 8th Chapter of the Epistle to the Romans [18 on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th verses] (London, 1672, 4to). — Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.; Stoughton, Eccles. History (Ch. of the Restoration), 2, 504, 505.

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