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Samuel Winter

(1603—1666) clergyman and college head


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(1603–66), leader of the Independent sect in Ireland. Winter arrived as chaplain to the 1650 parliamentary commissioners, and was made provost of Trinity College, Dublin, in 1652. He hoped in vain that Henry Cromwell's arrival would restore the fortunes of his church. He lost favour in 1658 and was sacked from the provostship by the convention of 1660.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.


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