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Chaderton, Laurence

Born: 1536 AD
Died: 1640 AD
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1536 – He was born in Lees, in the parish of Oldham, Lancashire, probably in September.

1564 – He entered Christ’s College, Cambridge, where, after a short time, he formally adopted the reformed doctrines and was in consequence disinherited by his father.

1567 – He was elected a fellow of his college, and subsequently was chosen lecturer of St. Clement’s Church, Cambridge, where he preached to admiring audiences for many years.

1584 – So great was his reputation that when Sir Walter Mildmay founded Emmanuel College, he chose Chaderton for the first master, and on his expressing some reluctance, declared that if he would not accept the office the foundation should not go on.

1578 – He had taken the degree of B.D.,

1580 – Chaderton published a sermon preached at St Paul’s Cross about, and a treatise of his On Justification was printed by Anthony Thysius, professor of divinity at Leiden.

1604 – Chaderton was appointed one of the four divines for managing the cause of the Puritans at the Hampton Court Conference.

1613 – He was created D.D.

1640 – He died on the 13th of November.

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