Worthington, John, Dd
Worthington, John, D.D.
an English divine, was born at Manchester, in February, 1618. He was educated at Emanuel College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow, and was created B.D. in 1646. He was chosen master of Jesus College, but resigned the office soon after the Restoration. In the meantime he was successively rector of Horton, Buckinghamshire; Gravely, and Fen Ditton, in the County of Cambridge; Barking, with Needham, Suffolk; and Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire. In 1663 he was collated to the rectory of Moulton-All-saints, Norfolk, and entered upon the cure of St. Benet-Fink in June, 1664, under the canon of Windsor, and continued to preach there until the church was destroyed by fire in February, 1666.. Shortly after this, he was presented to the living of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, and the prebend of Asgarby in the Church of Lincoln. He removed to Hackney in 1670, and died there, Nov. 26,1671. He was the author of, Form of Sound Words; or, A Scripture Catechism (1674): — The Great Duty of Self-resignation to the Divine Will (1675): — The Doctrines of the Resurrection and the Reward to Come (1690): — Miscellanies (1704): and other works.