James Creswick 1616-1692

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James CRESWICK 1616-1692

Biographical Note

Born in Sheffield, son of James Creswick. BA Emmanuel College, Cambridge 1639, MA 1642, fellow of St John’s 1644, BD 1650. Rector of Hardwick, Cambridgeshire 1644-45, of Hougham, Lincolnshire 1653, of Freshwater, Isle of Wight 1654. Ejected in 1662, he moved to Beal, Yorkshire, where he bought and lived in the manor house, which was certified as a place of worship in 1689.


Calamy recorded that he “had a very noble library, which he shipp’d off at the Isle of Wight in casks for Yorkshire. By mistake these casks were delivered at a wrong port, where he heard nothing of them, till all or most of the books were spoil’d or rotten”.


  • Matthews, A. G. Calamy revised. Oxford, 1934.