Francis Rouse


Born: 1579, Hal­ton, Corn­wall.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1659, Ac­ton, Eng­land.

Buried: Eton Col­lege cha­pel.


Educated at Ox­ford, Rous en­tered the le­gal pro­fess­ion, and was Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Tru­ro dur­ing the reigns of James and of Charles I.

He al­so rep­re­sent­ed Tru­ro dur­ing the Long Par­lia­ment, and took part against the King and the Bi­shops.

He was ap­point­ed a mem­ber of the West­min­ster As­sem­bly; of the High Com­miss­ion; and of the Tri­ers for ex­am­in­ing and li­cens­ing can­di­dates for the min­is­try.

He held oth­er ap­point­ments un­der Crom­well, in­clud­ing Pro­vost of Eton Col­lege.



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