Simpson, or Sympson, Sydrach, Bd

Simpson, Or Sympson, Sydrach, B.D.

a Puritan divine, was educated at the University of Cambridge, and became curate and lecturer of St. Margaret's, Fifth Street, London. He was summoned before archbishop Laud for nonconformity in 1635, and retired to Holland. Returning to England at the commencement of the civil wars, he was chosen one of the Assembly of Divines in 1643. He joined the Independents against the Presbyterians, was appointed by Cromwell's visitors master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1650, and died in 1655. He published a few sermons and theological treatises, for which see Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.; Watts, Biblioth. Brit. s.v.

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