Laurence Chaderton

(c. 1536—1640) college head

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(d. 1640), English scholar and administrator. The son of Lancashire papists, he was converted to Protestantism at the University of Cambridge, where he became first a fellow of Christ's and then, in 1584, master of Emmanuel, a Puritan foundation set up by Walter Mildmay to train godly preaching ministers. Chaderton remained master until 1622, when he resigned in order to allow a managed succession to the suitably Puritan John Preston. He continued to live in the college until his death in 1640.


From The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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