Stock, Richard

Stock, Richard, an eminent Puritan divine, was born in the city of York, and was educated in St. John's College, Cambridge. He took his first degree in arts there, and in 1595 was passed A.M. at Oxford. Leaving the university, he became domestic chaplain, first to Sir Anthony Cope, of Ashby, Northampton, and then to lady Lane, of Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. Soon afterwards he went to London and officiated as assistant to the vicar of All- Hallows, Breadstreet, for sixteen years, and succeeded him in that living. He died April 20, 1626. His works are, Doctrine and Use of Repentance (Lond. 1610, 8vo): — Sermon at the Funeral of John, Lord Harrington, etc. (1614, 8vo): — Stock of Divine Knowledge (Lond. 1641, 4to): — Truth's Champion, etc.: — Commentary on the Prophecy of Malachi (edited, by Torshell, 1641, 4to).

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