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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mocket, Thomas c.1602-1670?

Thomas Mocket was an ejected minister and religious controversialist, a very pious and humble man. He was master of arts of both universities, was educated at Queen's College, in Cambridge. In the reign of Charles I he was minister of Holt, in Denbighshire, and afterward of Geldesden, in Hertfordshire. He was chaplain to John Egerton, earl of Bridgewater, when he was lord-president of the marches of Wales. he was author of several books of practical divinity, of which the most considerable is his "Gospel Duties and Dignity," 4to. 1641. The most singularly remarkable of his works is entitled, "Christmas, the Christians' grand Feast, its Growth; and Observation of Easter, Whitsuntide, and other Holidays, modestly discussed and determined," &c. London 1651

From Alumni Oxoniensis, Volume 3 (1891): "Mocket, Thomas, of Queen's Coll., Cambridge, 4 July, 1622; B.A. 1625-26, M.A. 1631; incorporated July, 1639, minister of Holt, co. Denbigh, 1639, rector of Gildeston, Herts, 1643-60. See Calamy, ii. 303; Fasti, i. 511; & Foster's Graduati Cantab.

Nonconformity in Herts: Being Lectures upon the Nonconforming Worthies of St. Albans. (1884) By William Urwick (see page 678)

Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 13 (see page 538)

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