Page, William

Page, William an English divine of note, was born at Harrow-on-the-Hill, in Middlesex, and was educated at Baliol College, Oxford, whence he was elected a fellow of All-Souls. In 1629 he was appointed master of the Free School at Reading, which preferment he retained for almost ten years, when he was deprived of it by the Dissenters and the Revolutionists. He was appointed by his college to the living of East Leaking, Berkshire, and held it until his death in 1663. He wrote A Treatise in Justification of Bowing at the Name

of Jesus, by way of answer to an Appendix against that custom (Oxford, 1631, 4to); and also an Examination of such considerable Reasons as are made by Mr. Prynne in a Reply to Mr. Widdowes concerning the same Argument, printed with the former. He was also the author of Certain Animadversions upon some Passages in a Tract concerning Schism and Schismatics, by Mr. Hales of Eton (Oxon. 1642, 4to); and the Peacemaker, or a Brief Motive to Unity and Charity in Religion. He likewise published a translation of Thomas a Kempis 1639, 12mo), with a large epistle to the reader. See book, Eccles. Biog. 7:490,491.

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