James Palmer ca.1581-1660
James PALMER ca.1581-1660
The son of Henry Palmer, James Palmer was born in the parish of St. Margaret's Westminster and baptized there in 1581. He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and graduated B.A. in 1602, M.A. 1605, proceeding later to B.D. in 1613. He was ordained deacon and priest in the diocese of Peterborough in May 1605. In 1615, Palmer was appointed vicar of St Bride, Fleet Street. He died in January 1660 and was buried at St. Margaret's Westminster.
Palmer bequeathed a collection of books to Magdalene College, Cambridge.
- Knighton, C.S. “James Palmer (bap. 1581, d. 1660), clergman”, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Magdalene College, Cambridge, MS F.4.33, F.7r.
- Venn, J. & J. A. Alumni Cantabrigienses. Cambridge, 1922.