Samuel Harsnett; fl 1619-1629; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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Samuel Harsnett; fl 1619-1629; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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fl 1619-1629

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Born in St Buttolph's parish in Colchester, Essex. A scholar then Fellow of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge. Proctor of the univeersity, and twice vice-chancellor. Admitted to the vicarage of Essex on 14 June 1597. Prebend of Mapesbury in 1598, and archdeanery of Essex in 1602. Promoted to the see of Chichester. Transferred from Chichester. Nominated 1 June 1619, confirmed 28 August 1619. Consecrated 3 December 1609 by Richard, Archbishop of Canterbury. Transferred to York 13 January 1629. He repaired the Bishop's seat at Ludham, Norfolk, where he spent most of his time when not in Norwich. Built a chapel to his house there. It was consecrated on Christmas Day for services. Elected to the Archbishop of York. His will is dated 13 February 1630.
Wrote 'A Narration of the Strange and Grievous Vexations by the Devil' and 'A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures to Withdraw the Hearts of His Majesty's Subjects from their Allegiance to Him and Obedience to Christ under the Pretence of Casting Out of Devils, Practised by Edmunds, alias Weston, a Jesuit'.

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Norwich, Norfolk

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clergyman; Bishop of Norwich

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Created on: 21/11/2003 by Droip

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