Clergyman and writer. He supported Parliament when the Civil War broke out and served as a Chaplain in the New Model Army. At the Restoration, Baxter was chosen to be a Royal Chaplain. He took part at the Savoy Conference, declined the Bishopric of Hereford, and left the Church of England due to disagreement with the Act of Uniformity.He was arrested on a charge of 'libelling the church' due to the contents of one of his pamphlets, and after a trial by Judge Jeffreys, he was imprisoned for 18 months. Clergymen of all denominations attended his funeral in 1691.
Grey Friars London
City of London
Greater London, England
Plot: below chancel, unmarked, now a public garden
Created by: Mark McManus
Record added: Jan 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12847683