Owen Stockton 1630-1680

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Owen STOCKTON 1630-1680

Biographical Note

Born in Chichester, son of Owen Stockton, prebendary of Chichester. BA Christ’s College, Cambridge 1649, fellow of Gonville and Caius 1651, MA 1653, taught and lectured there 1651-54. Ordained as a Presbyterian minister in London, 1655. Town lecturer at Colchester, 1657 (ejected 1662). Established a dissenting congregation in Colchester and spent the rest of his life in and around that area, preaching and ministering to nonconformists. Licensed to preach in Colchester, Ipswich and Hadleigh, 1672. Published a number of devotional/instructional works.


In his will, Stockton bequeathed "such books out of my library as I have set down in a note" to Gonville and Caius College (together with endowments for a fellowship and scholarship), and also directed that a number of his relatives should each be given a book from his collection. The remainder of his books were sold by auction in London by Edward Millington, 30 May 1681, as part of a joint sale of the books of Stockton, George Lawson, George Fawler and Thomas Brooks (see entry for Lawson). Examples: Gonville and Caius M.1.19.