Woolton, John, Dd

Woolton, John, D.D.

an English prelate, was born at Wigan, Lancashire, in 1535. He entered as student of Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1553, and fled to his uncle, Dean Nowell, and the other exiles in Germany, in 1555. He returned to England in Queen Elizabeth's reign, and was made canon residentiary of Exeter. He also had the living of Spaxton, in the Diocese of Wells, and in 1575 became warden of Manchester College. In 1579 he was consecrated bishop of Exeter, and continued in that office until his death, March 13,1593 (O. S.). He was the author of, Christian, Manuel; or, The Life and Maners of True Christians (1576): — An Armour of Proufe (eod.): — Of the Conscience; a Discourse (eod.): — A Treatise of the Immortalitie of the Soule (eod.): — Newe Anatomie of Whole Man (eod.): — The Castell of Christians and Fortresse of the Faithfull (1577): — and David's Chain.

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