(1630–1702) Nonconformist preacher from Coley, Halifax, whose published journals are a major source for the religious history of Yorkshire and adjoining counties in the second half of the 17th century. See J. H. Turner (ed.), The Rev. Oliver Heywood, BA, 1630–1702: His Autobiography, Diaries, Anecdote and Event Books (1881).
From The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History in Oxford Reference.