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Archer, Sir John, 1598-1682 (Knight, judge)



John Archer is probably Sir John Archer (1598-1682), judge, who entered Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1615 (B.A. 1619; M.A., 1622). He was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1620, and became a Sergeant, 1658, and Justice of Common Pleas. He was knighted in 1662. John Jeffrey, or Jefferies, became a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1613 (B.D., 1621; D.D., 1627). He became Lecturer at Holy Trinity Church in 1619, and later was Chaplain to Archbishop Abbot, and a Prebendary of Canterbury. He held various livings in Kent and Sussex. His will is dated 1655. Thomas Mounteney (d. 1656) entered Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1615 (B.A. 1619; M.A., 1622). He was Vicar of Ham, Staffordshire, 1639-1656.

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Book of Religious Treatise and Sermons

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8854
Scope and Contents The volume is signed 'John Archer' and inscribed 'John Archer his booke witnesse Thomas Mounteneys'. The front of volume contains a 'A treatise upon heaven', circa 17th century, written in two or possibly three different hands, which do not resemble that used by John Archer for his signature. From the back of the volume, pp. 1-90, runs 'Mr. Jeffery his sermons upon the 84 Psalme prached [sic] at Trinity Church in Cambridge Anno Dom: 1619', and pp. 91-96 (unnumbered), 'Mr. Jeffery upon...
Dates: 1650 (Circa)
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