Harris, Richard (DNB00)

HARRIS, RICHARD, D.D. (fl. 1613), theologian, a native of Shropshire, was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he took the degree of B.A. 1579–80, and acted the character of the ‘Nuntius’ in Dr. Legge's tragedy of ‘Richardus Tertius,’ which was performed in his college. In 1580 he was admitted a fellow of the college. He commenced M.A. in 1583, proceeded B.D. in 1590, and was elected one of the college preachers. He was admitted a senior fellow 11 June 1593, and was created D.D. in 1595. He became rector of Gestingthorp, Essex, 11 Dec. 1597, and rector of Bradwell-juxta-Mare in the same county, 16 Feb. 1612–13. He probably died soon afterwards.

He wrote ‘Concordia Anglicana de primatu Ecclesiæ regio adversus Becanum de dissidio Anglicano,’ London, 1612, 8vo, translated under the title of ‘The English Concord, in answer to Becane's English Jarre, with a reply to Becane's Examen,’ London, 1614, 4to.

[Baker's Hist. of St. John's Coll. (Mayor), i. 290, ii. 606; Cole's Athenæ Cantabr.; Antiquarian Communications (Cambr. Antiq. Soc.), i. 351; Newcourt's Repertorium, ii. 85, 280.]

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