Rous (Rouse, or Rowse), Francis

Rous (Rouse, or Rowse), Francis a fanatical supporter of the English commonwealth, was born at Healton, Cornwall, in 1579, and educated at Broadgate Hall (now Pembroke College), Oxford. He afterwards studied law, and was a member of Parliament under Charles I. He was one of the few laymen appointed by the Commons to sit in the Westminster Assembly of Divines, and became provost of Eton in 1643. He died in 1659. His writings were printed in London in 1657, and include a utopian scheme of government modelled after the Jewish, and a metrical version of the Psalms. See Rose, Biog. Dict. s.v.

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