Men of Kent and Kentishmen/Nicholas Clagett


Nicholas Clagett,

DIVINE,

Was born at Canterbury about the year 1607. He was educated at Merton College, Oxford, whence he removed to Magdalen Hall. About 1636 he became vicar of Melbourne, Dorset, and some years after was elected preacher at St. Mary's, Bury St. Edmunds. He was the author of a treatise on "The Abuses of God's Grace," published 1659. He died in 1663. His sons, William and Nicholas, born when he was at Bury St. Edmunds, were well known as preachers and theological writers.

[See Wood's "Athenæ Oxon," by Bliss, "Tymm's Bury St, Edmunds."]