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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Staunton, Edmund 1600-1671

Edmund Staunton (Stanton) (1600-1671) was an English clergyman, chosen by Parliament as President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and a member of the Westminster Assembly. Later he was a nonconformist minister.

Nonconformity in Herts: being lectures upon the nonconforming worthies of St. Albans &c. (1884) By William Urwick (see page 164 and page 180)

A history of England in the lives of Englishmen, Volume 3 By George Godfrey Cunningham (see page 152)

Dictionary of National Biography: Read Online

Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 54 - 1898 (see page 112)

The History of Corpus Christi College (1893) By Oxford Historical Society, Thomas Fowler (numerous references including page 219)

Reid's "Memoirs of the Westminster Divines, Volume 2" (see page 152)

Neal's "The history of the Puritans, or Protestant Noncomformists" (see page 273)

The Nonconformist's Memorial (see page 173)

The Life & Death of Edmund Staunton D.D.: To which is added, I. His treatise of Christian conference. II. His dialogue betwixt a minister and a stranger. Published by Richard Mayo of Kingston, Minister of the Gospel (1673)


A prolific and prominent preacher, Staunton wrote only a few sermons (one on Phinehas being to Parliament just before the attainder of William Laud) and two tracts, A Dialogue between a Minister and a Stranger about Soul Affairs, and A Treatise of Christian Conference. These were published at the end of Richard Mayo's biography in 1671.

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