Bromhall, Andrew (DNB00)

BROMHALL, ANDREW (fl. 1659), divine, was one of the 'triers' for the county of Dorset commissioned in 1653-4 to eject immoral and inefficient ministers. He had been previously presented by the parliament to the substantial rectory of Maiden-Newton, Dorsetshire, then vacant by the sequestration of Matthew Osborn, M. A. (Hutchins, Dorset, ii. 253), or Edward Osbourn, A.M. (Walker, Sufferings of the Clergy, p. 322). Hutchins records that 'Bromhall died before the Restoration.' Calamy is apparently in error in stating that Bromhall was ejected from Maiden-Newton in 1662, and was afterwards resident in London. He contributed Sermon xxvii. (probably preached before the Restoration) to the first volume (1661) of 'The Morning Exercises at Cripplegate, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, and in Southwark: being Divers Sermons preached a.d. mdclix-mdclxxxix by several Ministers of the Gospel in or near London,' 6 vols. 8vo, London, fifth edition, 1844.

[Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy; Calamy's Nonconformist's Memorial (1802), ii. 102; Hutchins's Dorsetshire (1803), vol. ii.; Neal's History of the Puritans.]

A. H. G.