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Thomas Young

Thomas Young, D. D.—This pious and learned divine was probably educated in the university of Cambridge. He was afterwards preacher to the English merchants at Hamburgh; and, upon his return to his native country, he became vicar of Stow-Market in Suffolk, in which situation he continued almost thirty year?. He was a person of great learning, prudence, and piety, and discovered great fidelity and ability in the work of the ministry.} In the year 1643 he was chosen one of the assembly of divines, and proved himself a distinguished member during the whole session. Being called to the metropolis, he was chosen pastor at Duke's-place in the city. In 1645 he was appointed one of the committee of accommodation ;$ and about the same time was chosen master of Jesus college, Cambridge, by the Earl of Manchester. In this public situation he discovered his great abilities and usefulness, till he was turned out, in 1650, for refusing the engagement.* Upon this he most probably retired to Stow-Market, where he afterwards died, in the year 1655, and his remains were interred in the church under a marble stone, with a monumental inscription. Mr. Baker snys, "he left behind him the character of a learned, wise, and pious man.'V Mr. Leigh styles him " a learned divine, very well versed in the fathers, and author of an excellent treatise, entitled " Dies Dominica." He was also one oi the authors of Smectymnuus.J

* Palmer's NonooD. Mem. vol. Hi. p. 11, 286. t Wood's Athemr Oxon. vol. ii. p. 122.

t Clark's Lives annexed to Mart\ rologie, p. 194. Paper* of Accom. p. 13.

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