Mather, Nathaniel an English minister, a brother of Increase Mather, was born in Lancashire in 1630; graduated at Harvard College, 1647, and spent his ministerial life in England and Holland. He died in 1697. He published Two Sermons (Oxon. 1694, 4to; Lond. 1718, 12mo): — A Discussion on the Lawfulness of a Pastor's Officiating in Another Church: — A Fast Sermon: — and Sermons preached at Pinzer's Hall and Lime Street (1701). "In his public discourses there was neither a lavish display nor an inelegant penury of oratorical excellence, while the dignity of his subjects superseded the necessity of rhetorical embellishments."Calamy, Continuation of the Nonconformists' Memorial; Wilson, Dissenters; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Auth. s.v.