Markwick, Nathaniel (DNB00)


MARKWICK or MARKWICKE, NATHANIEL (1664–1735), divine, son of James Markwick of Croydon, was born in April 1664. He was admitted to Merchant Taylors' School in 1677, and matriculated as a commoner at St. John's College, Oxford, on 14 July 1682. He graduated B.A. in 1686, and proceeded M.A. in 1690, and B.D. (under the name of Markwith) on 1 Feb. 1696. He held the vicarage of Westbury, Buckinghamshire, from 1692 to 1694, and of St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton, from 1696 till 1703. On 4 Oct. 1699 he also became prebendary of Bath and Wells. From 1703 till his death, 20 March 1736, he was vicar of East Brent, Somerset.

Markwick was author of the following: 1. 'A Calculation of the LXX Weeks of Daniel, Chapter ix. Verse 12, as they are supposed and shown to be different from the Seven and Sixty-two in the following Verse; and also from the One Week, Verse 27, etc.,' 1728, 8vo. The alternative title, 'Stricturæ Lucis,' is given in the dedication. 2. 'Last Additions to "Stricturæ Lucis,"' 1730, 8vo. 3. 'Supplement to "Stricturæ Lucis," or Second Thoughts,' 1730, 8vo. 4. 'The Prerogative of the Jews asserted, without Diminution or Derogation to the Churches of the Gentiles. Being some further Thoughts upon the Subject of the matter of "Stricturæ Lucis," occasioned by the Objections of Two Friends, the Rev. J. N. (or U ?) and Rev. J. W. Whereunto are added a few more Remarks tending to illustrate the Calculation of Daniel's Weeks,' 1731, 8vo. 5. 'Six Small Tracts' (one of the two Brit. Mus. copies has manuscript notes), 1733, 8vo. 6. 'Some Additional Notes towards a further Elucidation of the Apocalyptick Visions, by way of Appendix to Six Small Tracts,' 1734, 8vo.

[Foster's Alumni Oxon. 1500-1715; C. J. Robinson's Register of Merchant Taylors' School, i. 293, where the date of Markwick's death is wrongly given as 1721; Le Neve's Fasti Eccles. Angl. i. 191; Brit. Mus. Cat.]

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