Vaughan, Thomas a writer on magic and sometime minister of the Church of England, was born at Newton St. Bridget, Brecknockshire, in 1621. He was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, of which he subsequently became fellow. He officiated as rector of St. Bridget, Brecknockshire, afterwards retiring to Oxford, where he became famous as a disciple and teacher in the school of Cornelius Agrippa. He gave most of his time to alchemy and kindred subjects. He died at Oxford, Feb. 27, 1665. His principal works are, Anthroposophia Theomagica: — Anima Magica Absconditac: The Fame and Confession of the R. C., commonly of the Rosie Cross.