Marshall or Mareschal, Thomas

Marshall Or Mareschal, Thomas an English divine of note, was born at Barkby, in Leicestershire, about 1621; was entered at Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1640, and whlile there became a constant hearer of archbishop Usher's sermons in All-hallows Church. The influence of that prelate's style is apparent in all the writings of Mr. Marshall. Upon the breaking out of the civil war he took up arms for the king at his own charge, and therefore, in 1645, when he was a candidate for the degree of bachelor of arts, was admitted without paying fees. Upon the approach of the Parliamentary visitation, he left the university, went beyond sea, and became preacher to the company of English merchants at Rotterdam and Dort. In 1661 he was made bachelor of divinity; and, in 1668, became fellow of his college; and, in 1669, doctor of divinity. In 1672 he was appointed rector of Lincoln College, Oxford; later he became chaplain-in-ordinary to the king, — and, in 1681, finally dean of Gloucestershire. He died in 1685. He was distinguished for his knowledge of the Oriental tongues and of the Anglo-Saxon. He published Observationes in Evangeliorum versiones per antiquas duacs, Gothicas scilicet, etc., Anglo-Saxonicas, etc. (Dort, 1665); also a Life of Archbishop Usher (Lond. 1686); The Catechism set forth in the Book of Common Prayer briefly explained by short Notes (Oxf. 1679). See Wood, Athenoe Oxonienses, vol. ii (see Index); Genesis Biog. Dict. . v.; Wood, Eccles. Biog. vol. vii, s.v.

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