Stephens, Jeremy

Stephens, Jeremy, an English divine, was born at Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, in 1592, and entered Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1609. Taking his degrees in art in 1615, he was ordained deacon, and appointed chaplain of All-Souls' College. In May 1616, he was admitted to priest's orders, and in 1621 was presented to the rectory of Quinton, Northamptonshire, and in 1626 to that of Wotton, both by Charles I. He was made prebendary of Biggleswade, Lincoln, in 1641, but was deprived in 1644 of all his preferments, and imprisoned by the usurping powers. At the Restoration he was replaced in all his former livings, and had also a prebend in Salisbury Church. He died at Woatton Jan. 9, 1665. He published, Notre in D. Cyprian. de Unitate Ecclesioe (London, 1632, 8vo): — Notoe in D. Cyprian. de Bono Patientioe (ibid. 1633, 8vo): — Apology for the Ancient Right and Power of the Bishops to Sit and Vote in Parliaments (ibid. 1660): — LB. Gregorii Magni Episcopi Romani de Cura Pastorali Liber vere Aureus, etc., MSS. cum Romana editione collatis (ibid. 1629, 8vo). He was also editor of Spelman, On Tithes, and his apology for the treatise De non Temmerandis Ecclesiis. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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