Rev Charles Chauncey

Rev Charles Chauncey

Hertfordshire, England
Death 19 Feb 1671 (aged 78)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 16733651 View Source
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Charles Chauncey was baptized in November 1592, in Yardley-Bury Church, Hertfordshire, England. He was the son of George Chauncey and Anne Welsh. He married Catherine Eyre on March 17, 1630. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, England, and earned a Master of Arts degree in 1617, Bachelor of Divinity in 1624. In 1627, he became Vicar of Ware. He was imprisoned in 1635, and forced to make a recantation because of his Puritan views. He left England in 1637 and arrived in Plymouth, MA. He was a practicing physician as well as minister. In 1654 he was offered the position as the second President of Harvard. All six of his sons were ministers and graduates of Harvard.

"How learnedly he now conveyed all the liberal arts unto those who sat at his feet; how wittily he moderated their disputations and other excesses; how constantly he expounded to them the scriptures in the college hall; how fluently he expressed himself unto them in the Latin of Terentian phrase, in all his discourses; and how carefully he inspected their manners, and above all things was concerned for them - will never be forgotten by many of our most worthy men, who were such men, by their education under him."
~Cotton Mather

~Maternal 10th great-grandfather~

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