Turner, Thomas, Dd

Turner, Thomas, D.D.

an English divine, was born at St. Giles's, Heckfield, in 1591. He was educated at St. John's College, Oxford, and in 1623 was presented by his college to the vicarage of St. Giles's in Oxford. Laud, when bishop of London, made him his chaplain, and in 1629 collated him to the prebend of Newington, Church of St. Paul, and in October following to the chancellorship of the same church. Charles I made him a canon residentiary, and appointed him one of his chaplains in ordinary, giving him the rectory of St. Olave, Southwark, with which he held the rectory of Fetcham, Surrey. At the request of Charles I he accompanied that prince to Scotland to be crowned. In 1641 he was preferred to the deanery of Rochester; but on the death of the king he was stripped of his preferments and treated with indignity. At the Restoration he entered the deanery of Canterbury, August, 1660. He died in October, 1672.

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