Petto (or Pepto), Samuel
Petto (or Pepto), Samuel an English Nonconformist divine, the date of whose birth is not known, fiourished near the close of the 17th century. He was educated for the Church Establishment at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, and afterwards became rector of Sancroft, in Suffolk. When the Act of Uniformity was passed in 1662 he was ejected from his living as a Nonconformist. Afterwards he became pastor in a Dissenting Church at Sudbury, where he passed the remainder of his life. He died probably about 1708, at an advanced age. His work entitled The Revelation Unveiled (1693) dealt with Scripture prophecies. The plan of the work was to inquire:
1. When many Scripture prophecies had their accomplishment.
2. What are now in process of fulfilment.
3. What are still to be fulfilled. His other works were, The Difference between the Old and the New Covenant (the preface of this work was written by Dr. Owen): — The Voice of the Spirit: — Infant Baptism Appointed by Christ: — Scripture Catechism: — Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits of Thom. Ipatchel under the Influence of Witchcraft.