Puritan Divines

Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries vol. VI, (January 1910 to October 1911), p.168.



Prepared by Michael Steer

The Note’s author provides a list of 14 notable Barnstaple Puritan and Independent divines’ names, each with a date; and seeks information on whether or not their portraits exist. The article, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Note 156. Puritan Divines. - Are there portraits in existence of any of the following Puritan and Independent divines who ministered in Barnstaple in the years mentioned below, and if so where can they be found?

Benjamin Cox, 1620. Thomas Bishop, 1720.
William Crompton, 1627.           John Waldron, 1738.
Nathaniel Mather, 1656. George Boucher, 1706.
Jonathan Hanmer, 1662. Samuel Badcock, 1769.
Oliver Peard, 1662. Benjamin Seaward, 1777.
William Peard, 1700. Richard Taprell, 1799.
John Powell, 1709. William Bartlett, Bideford, 1646.

A. E. H.