Anthony Tuckney

1599-1670. Cambridge Puritan. Born in Lincolnshire, he was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, becoming a fellow and tutor of his college, which posts he held with distinction for nearly ten years. Three of his pupils were Benjamin Whichcote and Henry and William Pierrepont. In 1629 he became mayor's chaplain and in 1633 (in succession to John Cotton*) vicar of Boston, Lincolnshire. He served as a member of the Westminster Assembly* and on the drafting committee for the “Larger Catechism.” In 1645 he became master of Emmanuel and eight years later, master of St. John's College. In 1654 he was appointed one of Cromwell's “Triers” and in 1655 regius professor of divinity. At the Restoration he lost his Cambridge posts and moved to London to live quietly in the parish of St. Mary Axe, but occasionally preached in private. Though nominated as a member of the Savoy Conference* (1661), he never attended. He published little, but did edit two books by Cotton.