Ken, Thomas, 1637-1711

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Epithet: Prothonotary and Clerk of the Crown for county Glamorgan, etc

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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

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referencedIn COLLECTION Of legal precedents, etc., made by Thomas Ken, prothonotary and clerk of the Crown for the counties of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.; tempp. Eliz.-Chas. 1. Paper; ff. 212. Folio., 1558-1649 British Library
referencedIn Calamy, Benjamin, 1642-1686. Presbitry anatomized, or, Two dialogues : the first betwixt a Jesuite, and Presbyerian preacher; the second betwixt a Presbyterian preacher in England, and one in Scotland, 1690. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Carter, Elizabeth, 1717-1806. [Poetical miscellany] University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Ken, Thomas, 1637-1711. 23 letters to William Lloyd, bishop of Norwich, various places, 1691-1704. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stampe, Thomas, d. 1714. Papers, 1701-1714. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Ken, Thomas, 1637-1711,. Autograph letter signed from Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, to [a don] [manuscript], 1700/01 March 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library
creatorOf Turton, John, fl. 1759. A book of hymns and spiritual songs : compos'd for the comfort of God's children by Mr. Edwards, Mr. Westly's, Mr. Dracupp, Mr. Hamonds, Mr. Watts, etc. with several others / written by John Turton, Aug. 2, 1759. Bridwell Library
referencedIn Smythe, George, fl. 1830-1831. Letter: 1830 Apr. 10, to David Laing / George Smythe. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
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correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
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associatedWith Childs, George William, 1829-1894. person
associatedWith Hooper, George, 1640-1727. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Kettlewell, John, 1653-1695. person
associatedWith Kidder, Richard, 1633-1703. person
associatedWith Lloyd, William, 1637-1710. person
associatedWith Smythe, George, fl. 1830-1831. person
associatedWith Stampe, Thomas, d. 1714. person
associatedWith Turton, John, fl. 1759. person
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Birth 1637-06

Death 1711-03-19





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