Tauckney, Anthony a learned Nonconformist divine of England, was born at Kirton, Lincolnshire, in September, 1599. He was matriculated at Emanuel College, Cambridge, at fourteen, received his degree of A.M. in 1620, and was chosen fellow of his college three years after. In 1627 he took his degree of B.D., and became assistant to the famous vicar John Cotton upon whose departure he was chosen to the vicarage. When the assembly of divines met at Westminster, Mr. Tuckney was one of the two nominated for the county of Lincoln, and was appointed minister of St. Michael Querne's, Cheapside. In 1645 he was appointed master of Emanuel College, but did not entirely reside on this employment until 1648, when, being chosen vice-chancellor, he removed with his family to Cambridge, and took his degree of D.D. the year after. In 1653 he was chosen master of St. John's, and two years after regius professor of divinity. At the Restoration complaints were made by royalists against Mr. Tuckney, who resigned both positions June 22,1661, receiving a pension of £100 per year. The rest of his life he spent in retirement, mostly in London. Although appointed commissioner at the Savoy Conference, he never attended it. In the time of the plague he lived at Colwich Hall, near Nottingham, where he was troubled and confined, but was discharged in a few months. Upon the passage of the Five-mile Act he removed to Oundle, and thence to Warmington, Northamptonshire. After the fire of London he removed to Stockerston, Leicestershire, and then to Tottenham, and in 1669-70 to Spitalyard, where he died in February, 1670. He wrote, Sermon on Jeremiah 8:22 (Lond. 1643, 4to): —Five Sermons (1656 12mo): — Forty Sermons (1676, 4to), published by his son Letters, etc. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.