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HOPKINSON, WILLIAM (fl. 1583), divine, graduated B.A. in 1567 from St. John's College, Cambridge, and was a minister in Lincolnshire, perhaps at Kirton in Lindsey in that county. He wrote: 1. ‘An Evident Display of Popish Practices, or patched Pelagianism, wherein is mightily cleared the Sovereign Truth of God's eternal Predestination, the stayed groundwork of our assured Safety,’ London, 1578, 4to; a translation from Beza's vindication of Calvin's predestination, dedicated to Aylmer, bishop of London. 2. ‘A Preparation into the Waie of Life, with a Direction into the right use of the Lordes Supper,’ London, 1583, 12mo; a catechism, dedicated to Sir Henry Sidney. 3. ‘Animadversions on some places of Tremelius's version of the Bible,’ Brit. Mus. Royal MS. 17 A. 42.

[Cooper's Athenæ Cantabr. ii. 5; Ames's Typogr. Antiq. (Herbert), pp. 986, 1159; Strype's Annals, ii. 556; Strype's Aylmer, p. 38; Casley's Cat. of the Royal Library, p. 261.]

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