Kettlewell, John, Bd

Kettlewell, John, B.D.

an eminent English divine (nonjuror), was born at Northallerton, Yorkshire, March 10, 1653; studied at St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford, and in 1675 became fellow of Lincoln College. Still but a youth, he distinguished himself by the publication of his celebrated work,. Measures of Christian Obedience. He was generally noticed, and in 1682 lord Digby presented young Kettlewell with the vicarage of Coleshill, Warwickshire, but he was deprived of it soon after the Revolution on account of his refusal to take the oath of obedience to William and Mary. He removed to London. and died there April 12,1695. His principal works have been collected and published under the style, Works printed from Copies revised and improved by the Author a little befbre his Death (Lond. 1719, 2 vols. fol.) -The Duty of Moral Rectitude (Tracts of Angl. Fathers, 4:219).-Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, ii, 1725; Macaulay, Hist. of England, vol. iv (1856); Nelson, Life of Kettlewell (Lond. 1718).

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