Noyes, James (1)

Noyes, James (1), a noted clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in Wiltshire, England, in 1608, and was educated at the University of Oxford. He took holy orders, and after preaching for a while in the mother country came to America, and preached at Mystic (now Bedford), Conn. In 1635

he was made rector at Newbury, Mass., and preached there until his .death, Oct. 22, 1656. Mr. Noyes was much esteemed by his congregation, and had the reputation of being one of the most eminent men of his time. He published The Temple Measured (Lond. 1647, 4to): — A Catechism (reprinted in 1797): — Moses and Aaron (1661).

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