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John Garbrand

John Garbrand, D. D.—He was born in the city of Oxford, educated in grammar learning at Wickham school, near Winchester, and in 1562, was admitted perpetual fellow of New College, Oxford. Afterwards, he became rector of North-Crowley in Buckinghamshire; and by the favour of Bishop Jewel, obtained some preferment in the church of Sarum. In 1582, he took his degrees in divinity. Upon the death of Jewel, whom he highly admired, he collected and completed several of his learned works: As, 1. A View of a Seditious Bull sent into England from Pius V. Pope of Rome, 1569.—c2. A short Treatise of the Holy Scriptures, 1582.—3. An Exposition on the two Epistles to the Thessalonians, 1582.—4. Certain Sermons preached at Paul's Cross, 1583.—5. A Treatise of the Sacraments, gathered out of certain Sermons preached at Salisbury, 1583. Dr. Garbrand died towards the close of the year 1589, and his remains were interred in the church of North-Crowley. Wood says, he was accounted a good poet, an eminent theologian, and a noted preacher, but a severe puritan.* By his last will, he gave a quantity of his books to New College library.