William Cooper d.1681
William COOPER d.1681
BA Emmanuel College, Cambridge 1632, MA 1635. Vicar of Ringmere, Sussex 1640-41. Chaplain to Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, at the Hague 1644-48. Rector of St Olave’s, Southwark ca.1649 (ejected 1662). Preached before Parliament 1649; lecturer at Westminster Abbey 1654. Recommended to Richard Cromwell by George Monck as “one of the gravest sort of moderate Presbyterian divines”. Licensed as a presbyterian preacher at Crewkerne, Somerset 1672. Imprisoned in 1681; the exact date of his death is not known.
Library auctioned 1686; see entry for John Bradford.
None of Cooper’s books have been identified.
- Catalogus variorum librorum ex bibliothecis … Johan. Bradford, 1686, ESTC R26448.
- Wright, Stephen. "Cooper, William (fl. 1640–1681), clergyman and ejected minister." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.