Mapletoft, John, Dd

Mapletoft, John, D.D., an English minister, was born at Margaret-Inge, Huntingdonshire, in 1631; received his education at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge; in 1653 became fellow of Trinity; in 1658 became tutor to Joscelin, earl of Northumberland; in 1660 entered upon the study of medicine, and finally practiced it with great success, filling at one time the chair of physic in Gresham College, London. Having turned his attention to the study of divinity, he took, in 1682, both deacon's and priest's orders; was soon after presented to the rectory of Braybrooke, in Northamptonshire, by lord Griffin; in 1684 was chosen lecturer of Ipswich; in 1685 vicar of St. Lawrence, Jewry, and lecturer of St. Christopher's, in London; received his D.D. in 1689, and in 1707 was chosen president of Sion College. He died at Westminster in 1721. Dr. Mapletoft published Principles and Duties of the Christian Religioni (2d ed., corrected and enlarged, Lond. 1713, 8vo), and other minor pieces upon moral and theological subjects.

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