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Richard Baxter

  • Birth 1615
  • Death 1691
  • Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Plot below chancel, unmarked, now a public garden
  • Memorial ID 12847683

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.

  • Created by: Mark McManus
  • Added: 2 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12847683
  • Bill King
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Baxter (1615–1691), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12847683, citing Grey Friars London, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Mark McManus (contributor 46593855) .