Ken, Thomas, 1637-1711Alternative names
Epithet: Prothonotary and Clerk of the Crown for county Glamorgan, etc
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000509.0x0003c0
Thomas Ken (1637-1711) was bishop of Bath and Wells and nonjuror. In 1679 he became chaplain to Mary, wife of the future William III, in The Hague. On his return to England in 1680, he was appointed one of the king's chaplains, and, in 1684, to the see of Bath and Wells. In 1689, he voted against declaring William and Mary king and queen, and against taking new oaths to the new monarchs. Having refused the oaths, he left the House of Lords and was officially suspended from his diocese in 1689, and returned to Wells.
William Lloyd (1637-1711) was a bishop of Norwich and nonjuror. Loyal to James II, he opposed the revolution of 1688; in 1689, he declared that while he was willing to pray for the royal family, he could not if he had to name King William and Queen Mary. Refusing to take the oaths to the new monarchs, he left the House of Lords, and was suspended from his diocese.
From the description of 23 letters to William Lloyd, bishop of Norwich, various places, 1691-1704. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702177401
- Nonjurors--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
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