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Mr. Jenkin

Mr. Jenkin was son to a gentleman of considerable estate at Folkstonc in Kent, and educated in the university of Cambridge, with a view to some considerable preferment in the church. Being here cast under the ministry of the celebrated Mr. William Perkins, he soon became impressed with great seriousness, and embarked with the puritans. His father discovering this upon his return home, and disliking that sort of people, was pleased to disinherit him

called to bear the yoke in his youth, and to torsake father and mother, houses and land, for his attachment to Christ and his cause. He trusted in the Lord, and found him to be a constant friend. When he found his company disagreeable to his father, he removed to the house of Mr. Richard Rogers, the old puritan minister of Wethersfield in Essex, where he diligently prosecuted his studies. Entering afterwards upon the ministerial function, he settled at Sudbury in Suffolk. In this situation he was laborious in preaching and catechising; and while he was signally useful to many, he adorned the whole by a corresponding holy conversation. After his settlement at this place, he married the grand-daughter of Mr. John Rogers, the famous protomartyr. Mr. Jenkin died about the year 1618.* Mr. John Wilson, another celebrated puritan, was his successor at Sudbury; and Mr. William Jenkin, the ejected nonconformist, was his son.t

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