(16611719). B. Cobham, Surrey, Eng.; educ. Oxford; nonjuror (see Nonjurors); left Eng. 1691; studied medicine; entered U. Leiden, Neth., 1692; practiced medicine at Venice, It.; on way home 1694 became acquainted with writings of J. Lead(e)*; became her disciple in London; m. her daughter. Became head of The Philadelphian Soc. for the Advancement of Piety and Divine Philosophy. Works include Horologium Christianum; The Labouring Person's Remembrancer; Considerations concerning Oaths.
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