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LATHORP. Ifia name and ministry ; and they wondered," says he, "that so holy a man as he was, should doat so much on kings, bishops, the Common Prayer, and ceremonies.". He bequeathed, in his last will and testament, the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds to Magdalen college, Oxford, " in gratitude for the advantages which he had there enjoyed; and in restinition fog a sum of money, which, according to the corrupt custom of those times, he had received for the resignation of his fellow- ship."t Mr. Francis Bamfield, afterwards ejected in 1662, was his successor at Sherborn.t His Wonxs.-1. Principles of Faith and a Good Conscience, 1642.-2. An Apologie for our Public Ministrie and InfantBaptism, 1653.-3. The Plain Man's Senses Exercised to discern both Good and Evil ; or, a Discovery of the Errors, Heresies, and Blaspheinies of these Times, 1655.-4. A Legacy; or, an Help to Young People to prepare them for the Sacrament, 1656.-5. 'Bases of Conscience, propounded in the time of Rebellion, Resolved, 1661.-6. Conscience Informed, touching our late Thanksgivings, 1651.-7. Sermons on various Occasions. JOHN LATHORP.-This excellent person was minister of Egerton in Kent; but, renouncing his episcopal ordination, was chosen pastor of the independent church, under the care of Mr. Henry Jacob, London, upon Mr. Jacob's retiring to America. This little society, which had hitherto assembled in private , movine, from place to place, began about this time to assume courage, and ventured to shew itself inpublic. It was not long, however, befOre the congregation was dis- covered by Tomlinson, the bishop's pursuivant, at the house of Mr. Humphrey Barnet, a brewer's clerk, in Blackfriars; when, April 29, 1432, forty-two of them were apprehended, and only eighteen escaped. Of those who were taken, some were confined in the Clink; some in New Prison, and others in the Gatehouse, where they continued about two years. They were then released upon bail, except Mr. Lathorp, for whom no favour could for some time be obtained. He at length, petitioned the king, and his numerous family of children laid their lamentable case at the feet of Archbishop Laud, requesting that he might go into banishment in a foreign land; which being granted, he went to New England, in the year 1634, when he was accompanied by about thirty-of his ° Walker's Attempt, part ii.. p. 419. Meinorial of Mr. Lyford. t Wood's Atheme, vol. ii. p. 571.-Palmer's Noncon. Mem vol. p. 419.