1594–1672

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Born: No­vem­ber 30, 1594, Nor­wich, Eng­land.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 15, 1672, West­min­ster, Eng­land.

Buried: In the cha­pel de­di­cat­ed to St. Pe­ter, which Co­sin him­self erect­ed and con­se­crat­ed, at Auck­land Cas­tle, Bi­shop Auck­land, Dur­ham, Eng­land.

Biography

Cosin was ed­u­cat­ed at the Free School in Nor­wich. Up­on tak­ing Ho­ly Or­ders, he be­came pre­ben­da­ry of Dur­ham Ca­thed­ral; rec­tor of Brance­peth, 1626; Mas­ter of Pe­ter­house, Cam­bridge, 1634; and Vice Chan­cel­lor of the Un­i­ver­si­ty and Dean of Pe­ter­bo­rough, 1640.

He su­ffered much at the hands of the Pur­i­tans, but af­ter the Res­to­ra­tion in 1660, be­came Dean, then Bi­shop, of Dur­ham.

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