Item NN/4/34 - A practical discourse upon humility : wherein is shewn, the nature, reasonableness, and usefulness thereof.

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A practical discourse upon humility : wherein is shewn, the nature, reasonableness, and usefulness thereof.

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GB 2014 WS-01-BUS-NN/4/34

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  • 1957 (Accumulation)
    Westminster School
    London, United Kingdom
  • 1694 (Publication)
    London, United Kingdom

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4to, 1 volume

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PELLING, EDWARD, son of Rev. Thomas Pelling, Rector of Trowbridge, Wilts., and Margery --- (IGI); bapt. Trowbridge, Wilts. 21 Jun 1640 (IGI); adm.; in school lists 1656; KS Christmas quarter 1656; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1658, adm. pens. 3 Jul 1658, scholar 14 Apr 1659; BA 1661/2; MA 1665; DD 1690; Minor Fellow, Trinity Coll. 1664, Major Fellow 1665 – c. 1668; ordained; Curate, Boxworth, Cambs., 1668-73; Vicar of St. Helen’s, Bishopsgate, London 11 May 1674-8; Vicar of St. Martin’s, Ludgate, London 1 Oct 1678 –91; Prebendary of Westminster 3 May 1683 – 4 Jul 1691; Rector of Petworth, Sussex, from 4 Jun 1691, also Rector of Northchapel, Sussex, from 1691; Chaplain in Ordinary to William III and Mary I (listed as such Miege 1691), Queen Anne, and George I; Proctor in Convocation for Diocese of Chichester 1710; author, The Antiquity of the Protestant Religion, 1687, and other works; m. 1st, Mary --- (IGI); m. 2nd, 28 Oct 1710 Margaret Hill, widow, Richmond, Surrey; buried Petworth, Sussex 16 Mar 1717/8. DNB.

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Godfrey Greene's bookplate

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Donated to the School by Godfrey Greene


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