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Patrick, Simon, 1626-1707 (Bishop of Ely)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1626 - 1707

Biography

Simon Patrick (1626-1707), Bishop of Ely, was born in 1626 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the eldest son of Henry Patrick, a wealthy mercer and merchant. He was given a religious education of protestant piety and Calvinist theology before going to Queens' College Cambridge in 1644 where he acted as scribe to the Master. He graduated BA in 1648, was elected as a Fellow in 1649 and proceeded MA in 1651. Patrick served his college in the early 1650s being both senior bursar and dean of chapel and also lecturing in philosophy, arithmetic, and Hebrew. He was obliged to take orders and submitted to presbyterian ordination in 1653 before being ordained priest in 1654. In 1655 Patrick became chaplain to Sir Walter St John at Battersea and in 1658 St John offered him the vacant vicarage at St Mary's Battersea which he held until 1675. He wrote his earliest works at this time, most importantly his sacramental treatises Aqua genitalis (1659) and Mensa mystica (1660). In 1662 he was elected to President of Queens' College by the fellows, but his appointment was overruled by a royalist nominee being installed on king's mandamus. Patrick appealed, but to no avail and he eventually abandoned the case in 1665. In 1662 he was also offered the rectorship of St Paul's Covent Garden by the earl of Bedford where Patrick stayed until 1689. He earned a reputation as an exemplary parish priest, not least because of his decision to stay with his parishioners during the plague of 1665. His correspondence with Lady Elizabeth Gauden dates from this period and provides a fascinating account of his experiences and thoughts during the plague. In 1671 Patrick was made a royal chaplain and on 13 July he received a prebend at Westminster, where he was installed four days later. Patrick married Penelope Jephson in 1675 at Miserden in Gloucestershire. They had three children, William (b. 1 July 1678), Simon (b. 2 Oct 1680), and Penelope (b. 1 Dec 1685), of whom only Simon survived infancy. Penelope outlived her husband: she died on 10 April 1725. Patrick became dean of Peterborough in 1679, holding the office together with the rectory of St Paul's before being confirmed as bishop of Chichester on 12 October 1689. He served on the ecclesiastical commission designed to revise the prayer book and was also seen as an expert in the composition of prayers, being instructed to revise the collects with a view to bringing them more into line with the epistles and the gospels. In 1691 Patrick became Bishop of Ely, moving to Cambridgeshire in May 1692 where he reconstructed the bishop's palace at Ely. He also helped establish the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge (SPCK). He died in 1707 at the age of 80.

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

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Collection of sermons in various hands, including those of Simon Patrick and Samuel Knight

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.51
Scope and Contents Includes: two copies of William King, 'Europe's Delivery from France and Slavery, a Sermon preached at St Patrick's Church in Dublin 16 of November 1690', published 1691; 'Sermons to the Lord Justices of Ireland 1690', incomplete; notes of sermon preached by Stephen Marshall to the House of Commons, 7 Sep. 1641 and published in the same year; Isaac Barrow, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, sermon on Prov. iii.17, preached 1664; Joseph Johnston, 'The Excellency of Charity', preached 10...
Dates: 1688-1773 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Collection of tracts, chiefly theological, Seventeenth century

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.72
Scope and Contents (1) ‘Αύτοσχεδιάσματα, De studio theologicæ’, 1674; (2) ‘De exercitio spirituali sacerdotibus, i.e. missionariis in vinea Domini laborantibus consono, partes III’; (3) ‘De explicatione ceremoniarum sacrosancti sacrificii missæ, &c. Anglice reddita ex idiomate Gallicano’; (4) removed from the volume and described separately; (5) ‘Oratio in felicem memoriam Elizabethæ Angliæ Reginæ’; (6) ‘De pacis ecclesiasticæ procurandæ mediis. Problema ejusque demonstratio’; (7) ‘A paraphrase of the 9th...
Dates: Seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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John Patrick and Simon Patrick: List of texts of sermons

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.76
Scope and Contents

Written by Simon Patrick. Sermons numbered and arranged with reference to the boxes in which they were kept. In both cases, some sermons by others are included. At fos 44-55 is a list of the same texts arranged in order of the books of the Bible. The book includes (fos 41, 42, 55v-137) sermons in the hand of Samuel Knight DD (d. 1746). fos 3-21: torn out. fo. 22: rough accounts headed 'Cous. Sandys', 1686-7.

Dates: c. 1686
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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John Patrick: Collections and miscellaneous works

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.84
Scope and Contents Pieces include: John Patrick, 'Notae ex Bassonis Phistis collectae', 'Argumenta contra Scientiam medam ...', 'Ex Theophrasti Characteribus'; Thomas Fletman, 'Like a dog with a bottle fast ty'd to his tayle'; Abraham Cowley, The Thirsty Earth (first printed 1656); C. W., 'A brief Pistle'; Charles Sackville, earl of Dorset, 'Verses to Edward Howard'; doggerel couplet in Latin and English; list of documents and books presumably in the possession of Samuel Knight, 1716; catalogue of the books of...
Dates: 1650-1690 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Miscellaneous collection of letters and other items

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.40
Scope and Contents Includes: letter from Roger Ascham to William Cecil, 9 Jan. 1548; copy letter from Samuel Ward to James Ussher, 24 May 1637; letters from Francis Standish, Thomas Hearne, Samuel Noyes and unidentified to Simon Patrick; letters from Edmund Symondes, John Ste[?], Sir William Denny, John Vincent, and William Burgess to Thomas Rogerson, 1619-62 and undated; 'The Conquest of China by the Tartars', 1 fo., c. 1690; letter from John Strype, with memorandum concerning the Hicks MSS. Aug. 1714; letter...
Dates: 1548-1714
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Miscellaneous documents on parchment

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.71
Scope and Contents Including: pedigree of the Fawconer family, 'per Raphe Brooke Yorks Herault 1613'; William Alington: patent of creation as a baron, 5 Dec. 1682; Cambridge University: list of chancellors and vice-chancellors with coats of arms, 1500-1632, and list of honorary MAs, 1583-1631; lease for 3 lives by Simon Patrick to John Acton and Edmund Rivett of the priory and parsonage of Swavesey, and of the manor of Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire, 1693; copy of will of John Patrick, with attached probate, 6...
Dates: 1613-1693
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Samuel Knight: Collections for a life of Simon Patrick, bishop of Ely

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.20
Scope and Contents Including copies of letters by George Collop; Seth Ward, bishop of Salisbury; William Sancroft, archbishop of Canterbury; and Daniel Finch, earl of Nottingham. Items dated c. 1665-95. Also including epitaph for John Patrick (d. 1695), list of names of commissioners for reviewing the liturgy (1689), and a receipt signed by John Eachard for sum received from Patrick towards rebuilding of St Catharine's Hall, Cambridge (undated). The 'Life' was not published, but was evidently used in preparing...
Dates: 1665-1695 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Simon Patrick: A Brief Account of my life with a thankful Remembrance of God's Mercies to me

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.36
Scope and Contents

The Autobiography occupies pp. 1-226, whence it is continued apparently by Dr Knight. Pinned to p. 215 is a portion of the shroud of Edward the Confessor, obtained from his tomb in Westminster Abbey, 1685.

Dates: 1700 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Simon Patrick: Collection of sermons

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.64
Scope and Contents

Sermons apparently composed and preached by Simon Patrick. Several were apparently preached between 1667 and 1679 at S[t] M[argaret's], W[estminster]. The sermons are numbered, but the numbering is not consecutive. None has been printed, although two texts are repeated in Patrick's published sermons. fo. 196: 'N.J.' fo. 283: notes in an 18th-cent. hand.

Dates: 1667-1679
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Simon Patrick: Collection of sermons

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.65
Scope and Contents

Sermons apparently composed and preached by Simon Patrick. Four are dated 1663-71. The sermons are numbered, but the numbering is not consecutive. fo. 48: notes in an 18th-cent. hand.

Dates: 1672 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Simon Patrick: Collection of sermons

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.66
Scope and Contents

Sermons apperently composed and preached by Simon Patrick. fo. 1: 'Br.1-2.9'. fo. 33: 'John Embrey 1723, Paling, Cha Bonand'.

Dates: 1674-1675 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Simon Patrick: Collection of sermons

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.63
Scope and Contents

The sermons were aparently composed and preached by Simon Patrick. Most of the sermons are arranged in the order of the books of the Bible from which the texts are taken. The sermons are numbered, but the numbering is not consecutive. Each sermon occupies a quire, and eight are dated 1669-77. None has apparently been printed. fo. 219: 'preached at Ham May 1723', in later hand. fos.: 268-9, 313v: notes in 18th-cent. hand.

Dates: 1670-1723
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Simon Patrick: Commonplace Book

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.74
Scope and Contents

In shorthand. Includes notes dated at Bristol, 11 July 1677, and paraphrases of Pss. i-viii and Job iii-xxviii. (Patrick published paraphrases of Job in 1679, and of the Psalms in 1689.) fos 47v-90: blank. Includes two sermons (fos 36v-47) in hand of Samuel Knight DD (? 1678-1746).

Dates: 1677 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Simon Patrick: Draft of 'The Glorious Epiphany'

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.70
Scope and Contents

Includes an epistle dedicatory not included in the printed editions.

Dates: 1677 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Simon Patrick: letters to Elizabeth, Lady Gauden

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.19
Scope and Contents

Many of the letters are followed by copies in the hand of Samuel Knight DD. The collection includes three replies by Gauden, a letter from Philip Morant to [S. Knight], 11 Jan. 1754, and a letter from C. Marriott to 'Mrs Knight', 27 Mar. 1838. The list of contents at the front of the volume is in the hand of John Percy Baumgartner.

Dates: 1665-1678
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Simon Patrick: Private Prayers

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.81
Scope and Contents

A collection of prayers and devotions fro private use on various accaions made by Bishop Simon Patrick.

Dates: 1705 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Simon Patrick: Series of lectures on the cathechism, numbered XXX to XLVIII

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.78
Scope and Contents

Inside front cover: copy of letter from J. Byrom (?) to Samuel Knight, 14 Feb. 1727, with explanation of the cipher used. fo. 1: scribblings. fos 182-4: blank.

Dates: 15 March 1683-27 March 1684
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Statutes of Peterhouse, Cambridge

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.56
Scope and Contents

fo. 1: list of statutes in the hand of Simon Patrick. fos. 2v-4, 51-4: blank. inside front cover: 'Saml Knight', 'Bx.d.1.19'. fo. 2: 'B.d.1.19' (mark of J. P. Baumgartner).

Dates: 800-1500
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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Theology 2
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