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William Twisse

(1578—1646) theologian


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William Twisse was born in Speenhamland in the parish of Speen, near Newbury. He died in the parish of Newington in Buckingshamshire. He was given a public funeral and buried in Westminster Abbey in July 1646. His remains, along with others, were disinterred and thrown into a common pit in St Margaret's churchyard in 1661. Twisse was probationer Fellow at New College, Oxford in 1596 and admitted Fellow in 1598. He proceeded BA in 1600, MA in 1604, BD in 1612 and DD in 1614. He married twice, and had four sons and three daughters.

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