1653-1695. Writer and Nonjuror.* Born in Yorkshire, he was educated at Oxford, and ordained in 1678. His first book, The Measures of Christian Obedience (1681), brought him the chaplaincy to the countess of Bedford and the vicarage of Coleshill (1682). He established several charities, preached as a Nonjuror against the rebellions of 1689, and was deprived of his living in 1690. He removed to London and there wrote many devotional books and some controversial tracts. He founded also a fund for deprived clergy, which was declared illegal after his death.