King, Henry, Dd

King, Henry, D.D.

bishop of Chichester, and eldest son of John King (q.v.), was born at Wornall, Buckinghamshire, in Jan. 1591. He studied at Westminster School, from whence he was elected to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1608. Having entered the Church, he became chaplain to king James I, archdeacon of Colchester, residentiary of St. Paul's, and canon of Christ Church; dean of Rochester in 1638, and finally bishop of Chichester in 1641. Although he was generally considered a Puritan, and his nomination had been a measure to conciliate that party, he remained a faithful adherent of the king during the civil war, and at the Restoration was reinstalled in his bishopric. He died Oct. 1,1669. He was considered a very successful preacher and a learned divine. His principal works are, An Exposition upon the Lord's Prayer (London, 1634, 4to):-A Sermon of Deliverance, Ps 91:3 (Lond. 1626, 4to):-Two Sermons upon the Act Sunday, July 10, 1625 (Oxford, 1625, 4to):-The Psalm s of David turned into Metre (1621, 12mo; new edition, with biographical notice, notes, etc., by Dr. John Hannah 18, 143, 2mo); etc. See Wood, Athene Oxonienses, vol. ii; Ellis, Specimens, vol. iii; Chalmers, Genesis Biog. Dictionary; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 27:739; Allibone, Diet. of ]English and American Authors, ii, s.v. (J. N. P.)

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