Clergyman; born in Lincolnshire, England
, about 1592; was a graduate of Cambridge University, England
, and a classmate of Cromwell
Being driven from his church by Archbishop Laud
, in 1636, for Non-conformity, he came to Boston
and was chosen pastor of a church in (present) Braintree
seconded the theological views of Anne Hutchinson
(q. v.), and publicly defended them, for which offence he was banished from the Massachusetts Bay
He founded Exeter
, on a branch of the Piscataqua River
; and when, five years later, that town was declared to be within the jurisdiction of Massachusetts
, he removed with his family to Wells, Me.
In 1646, he returned to Massachusetts
, a reconciliation having been effected; and in 1657 he went to England
He returned in 1660, and in May, 1662, became pastor of a church at Salisbury, Mass.
, where he died, Nov. 15, 1679.