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INTRODUCTION. 47 St. Hellen, Mr. Sheppard, vicar of Bardney, Mr. Bradley of Torksey, Mr. Huddlestone of Saxilby, Mr. Relict of Carlton in Moreland, Mr. Nelson of Skinnand, Mr. Hughe of Silk- Willoughby, Mr. Daniel of Ingolsby, Mr. Richard Holdsworth of Boothby, Mr. Thomas Fulbeck of Boultham, Mr. Anthony Hunt of West-Deeping, and Mr. Richard Allen of Ednam.. Great numbers in the diocese of Peter- borough, in the city of London, and other parts of the kingdom, received the like ecclesiastical censure. Multitudes of the best ministers and most laborious preachers in the nation, as the Earl of Leicester observes, were nowdeprived of their ministry.+ The terrible storm fell upon Mr. Fenner and Mr. 'Wood, who were imprisoned twelve months, and suspended seven or eight years. Mr. Stroud was deprived of his ministry, and commanded to leave the country. He had so higha reputation, and was so universally beloved, that no less than thirteen petitions were presented to the archbishop for his restoration; but all to no purpose. Messrs. Underdown, Hopkinson, Norden, and Hely, together with Mr. Anthony Hobson, vicar of Leominster; Mr. JohnGerman, vicar of Buringham ; Mr. Richard Whitaker, vicar of Almerby ; Mr. -William Clark, vicar ofLangton; Mr. John Bingham, minister of Hadleigh, Mr. Turner, Mr. Star, Mr. Jackson, and many others, were all suspended at the same time.t. Mr. Hill, minister at Bury St. Edmunds, for having omitted the cross inbaptism, and making some trivial alteration in the vows, was sus- pended, several times indicted at the assizes, and committed to prison, where he continued a long time. Thevenerable Mr. Fenn was cited to Lambeth and suspended. Messrs. Hooke, Paget, and Oxenbridge, suffered the like eccle- siastical censure. Mr. Daniel Dyke, a most excellent divine, was twice suspended, deprived of his ministry, and driven out of the county. Mr. Benison was committed to the Gatehouse, where, to ;fis unspeakable injury, he re- mained five years. Upon his application to the council, the lords were so moved with the reading of his case, that they wrote to Bishop Aylmer, signifying that he ought to make the good man some considerable recompence for his hard dealing. Dr. Browningwas deprived of his fellowship at Cambridge, and forced fromthe university. Mr. Brayne, another learned divine at Cambridge, was cited to Lambeth, and, refusing the oath ex officio, was suspended. Many- ..MS. Register, p. 696-712. I. Ibid. 512. t Ibid. p. 395,