Subseries Arrowsmith - John Arrowsmith (1644-1653)

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SJCR/SJAR/1/1/Arrowsmith

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GB 1859 SJCR/SJAR/1/1/Arrowsmith

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John Arrowsmith (1644-1653)

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  • 1644 - 1653 (Creation)

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2 items, paper

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(11 April 1644 - May 1653)

Biographical history

Arrowsmith came up to St John's College in 1616 and graduated BA in 1620. He proceeded MA in 1623, and in the same year became a fellow of St Catharine's College. In 1631 he married and resigned his fellowship.Following his marriage he went to King's Lynn as curate and then vicar of St Nicholas's Church.
During the Civil War, Arrowsmith was a leading presbyterian in both Cambridge and London. In 1644 Arrowsmith was admitted by the earl of Manchester as Master, replacing the ejected royalist William Beale.

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Includes a letter and a certificate related to paintings in the Master's Lodge.

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Notes of three of Arrowsmith's 30 religious aphorisms are available in the College's Special Collections https://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/library/special_collections/manuscripts/post_medieval/pmmo82/

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