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Thomas Stephens, D.D. 1661, of Jesus College, admitted Preacher 1676; a very useful person in his station. He had the King's dispensation to be elected notwithstanding his being possessed of a benefice, and for not preaching twelve sermons yearly as required by the Foundation, &c.; which dispensation is dated April 19, 1676, and published by the Vice-Chancellor in St Mary's church, the fifth of May 1676; being, I presume, the year and day of the election. (See Collection of Mandats.)
John Covell, D. D. 1679, and the same year elected Preacher; and Master of Christ's College, July 7, 1688; a Person, says Baker, noted for polite and curious Learning, singular humanity, and knowledge of the world. He died Dec. 19, 1722, and was buried in Christ's College Chapel, where he has a monument. The other preferments which he held were the Sinecure Rectory of Littlebury in Essex, the Rectory of Kegworth, and the Chancellorship of York. He resided seven years at Constantinople, as Chaplain to the English Ambassador there; and so was enabled to compose the work by which he is chiefly known, entitled,- Some account of the present Greek Church,' &c. Cambridge, 1722, Fol.
Robert Lambert, S. T. P. Fellow of St John's College, elected Preacher, Dec. 31, 1722. Afterwards Master of St John's College, from 1727 to 1735.
Fra. Aylmer, B.D. Fellow of Corpus Christi Coll, elected Preacher in 1734; afterwards Rector
of Fulmodeston cnm Croxton in Norfolk. He died
Joh. Garnett, B. D. Sidney Coll. elected Preacher July 4, 1744.
H. Hubbard, B. D. Fellow of Emman. Coll. elected Preacher Dec. 29, 1752. Afterwards Registrary of the University from 1758 to 1778; in which latter year he died, and was buried in the cloister of his College, where he has a monument.
Richard Farmer, B.D. Fellow of Emmanuel College, elected Preacher, Oct. 18, 1774; afterwards Librarian to the University, Master of Emmanuel, and Canon Residentiary of St Paul's; well known as a Critic and Antiquary. He died an. 1797.
Thos. Kipling, B.D. Fellow of St John's College, elected Preacher, April 8, 1782. He was afterwards Deputy Regius Professor of Divinity, Vicar of Holme in Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, and Dean of Peterborough, and died in 1822. His principal publications were Codex Theodori Beza Cantabrigiensis, Evangelia et Apostolorum acta complectens quadratis literis Græco-Latinis, 2 vols. fol. 1793'; and 'The Articles of the Church of England proved not to be Calvinistic, 1802.'
James Fawcett, B.D. Fellow of St John's College, elected Preacher, Mar. 31, 1782; afterwards Norrisian Professor of Divinity, and Rector of Thursford cum Snoring, in Norfolk. He died in 1831. He published Sermons preached before the University of Cambridge, 1794.
Tho. Calvert, B.D. Fellow of St John's Coll.
elected Preacher Jan. 25, 1819; the present Warden of Christ's College, Manchester, and vicar of Holme in Spalding Moor, Yorkshire.
A. J. Carrighan, B.D. Fellow of St John's Coll. elected Preacher Dec. 16, 1824; now Rector of Barrow in Suffolk.
W. Jones, B.D. Fellow of St John's Coll. elected Preacher, Jan. 30, 1833; died April 22, 1834.
R. N. Adams, D. D. Fellow of Sidney Coll. the present Preacher, elected May 13, 1834; and Rector of Rempstone, Notts.
Having done with the Preachers, I have only to add, That the Foundation is now altered by *Royal Book of the Dispensation; from so many Sermons ad Populum Driver in the several Diocesses, to one Sermon ad Clerum in the University, at the Beginning of Easter Term; and so this Excellent Lady having taught the ignorant, whilst such Instruction was wanted, the World being now wiser, She instructs the Learned both in the Pulpit and the Chair.
The Following Epitaph is inscribed upon the Tomb of MARGARET Countess of Richmond and Derby, who lies interred in Henry the Seventh's Chapel in Westminster Abbey.
RICHEMONDIAE. SEPTIMI. HENRICI. MATRI. OCTAVI. AVIAE. QVAE. STIPENDIA. CONSTITVIT. TRIB. HOC. COENOBIO. MONACHIS. ET. DOCTORI. GRAMMATICES. APVD. WYMBORN. PERQ: ANGLIAM. TOTAM. DIVINI. VERBI. PRAECONI. DVOB. ITEM. INTERPRAETIB: LITTERAR: SACRAR: ALTERI. OXONIIS. ALTERI. CANTABRIGIAE. VBI. ET. COLLEGIA. DVO. CHRISTO. ET. IOANNI. DISCIPVLO. EIVS. STRVXIT. MORITVR. AN. DOMINI M. D. IX. III. KAL. IVLII.
A Mornynge Remembraunce,
Had at the Moneth Minde of the Noble Prynces Margarete Countesse of Richmonde and Darbye, Moder unto Kynge Henry the Seventh, and Grandame to Our Soveraign Lorde that now
is. Upon whose
Comppled by the Reverent Fader in God, Johan Fysher Byshop of Rochester.
Enprynted at London, in Fletestrete at the Sygne of the Sonne, by Wynkyn de Morde.
Repmited by A. Bosvile, at the Dial and Bible in Heetstreet, 1708.