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Jeremy Burroughes

1599-1646. English Independent. Educated at Emmanuel, Cambridge, he began his ministry assisting Edmund Calamy* at Bury St. Edmunds, and in 1631 became rector of Tivetshall, Norfolk. He was suspended after Bishop Wren's visitation in 1636, whereupon he went to Rotterdam and became teacher in the English Congregationalist Church there which had William Bridge* for its pastor. Returning in 1641, Burroughes became famous as lecturer at Stepney and Cripplegate. With Bridge he was among the five Dissenting Brethren of the Westminster Assembly,* and presented the Apologeticall Narration to Parliament in 1644. He died of consumption before the Confession of Faith had been completed.