Wilkinson, Henry (1), Dd

Wilkinson, Henry (1), D.D.

an English clergyman, son of one of the same name, and known as "Long Harry,"was born at Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, in 1609. He entered as commoner in Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1622, where he made great proficiency in his studies, became a noted tutor, master of the schools, and divinity reader; took orders in the Church of England about 1638, but was suspended from preaching because of views advanced in a sermon at St. Mary's in September, 1640; was restored by the Long Parliament; removed to London, where he was made minister of St. Faith's, under St. Paul's, and appointed one of the Assembly of Divines; became rector of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West in 1645; was appointed one of the six ministers to go to Oxford to establish Presbyterian forms and practices; became fellow of Magdalen College, a canon of Christ Church, and Margaret professor of divinity in 1652; was deprived at the Restoration; and died at Clapham in September, 1675. He published several Sermons preached before the Parliament. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.

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