Gaspar Hickes 1605-1677

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Gaspar HICKES 1605-1677

Biographical Note

Son of a Berkshire clergyman. BA Trinity College, Oxford 1625, MA 1628. Vicar of Launceston, Cornwall 1630, of Landrake 1632. He was noted as a preacher, with Presbyterian sympathies; he was named to Parliament as one of two Cornish divines to be consulted on ecclesiastical matters in 1642, and became a member of the Westminster Assembly in 1643. He moved to London, where he was given the vicarage of Tottenham, and a grant from the revenues of St Paul’s Canterbury. He returned to his Landrake benefice in Cornwall in the 1650s, and in 1654 was made assistant to the county commissioners for ejecting scandalous ministers and schoolmasters. Ejected in 1662, he continued to minister in Cornwall, where he was prosecuted for unlawful preaching in 1670. He was granted a licence as a Presbyterian minister in 1672. Three of his sermons were printed in the 1640s.


Hickes’s probate inventory listed books valued at £80, from a total estate valued at £722.

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None of Hickes’s books have been identified.