John Whincop

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John Whincop d.1647

Biographical Note

Son of Thomas Whincop of Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire and brother of Samuel Whincop, vicar of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. Whincop was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, from whence he matriculated in 1618 and graduated in 1621-2. He is the author of several books, including Gods call to weeping and mourning (1645), and held a position at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London between 1642 and 1643.


Whincop donated a copy of Henry Briggs’ Arithmetica logarithmica (1624) to the library at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The manuscript inscription on title page reads: "Joh: [?] pr: 10 6..[the rest deleted]".


  • Magdalene College, Cambridge, MS F.4.33, F.12v.
  • Wilson, John Frederick, Pulpit in Parliament: Puritanism during the English Civil Wars, 1640-1648, Princeton University Press, 2015: p.123.