Lives of the fellows

Isaac Chauncey

b.23 August 1632 d.28 February 1712
AM Oxon Ex LRCP(1669) LRCP(1680)

Isaac Chauncey was the eldest son of Charles Chauncey, president of Harvard college, New England, by his wife Catherine Ayre. He was born the 23rd, and baptized at Ware, co Herts, 30th August, 1632. He was not more than three years of age when his father removed to New England. He was entered a student of Harvard college in 1651, but completed his education in England, at Oxford, where he took the degree of master of arts. Some time before the Restoration he was presented to the living of Woodborough in Wiltshire, where he continued till the Act of Uniformity ejected him in 1662. After this he removed to Andover, where he was pastor of a congregational church; and about the same time, viz, 5th July, 1669, was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians.

Having quitted Andover some time after the recalling of king Charles’s indulgence, he came to London with the design of acting chiefly as a physician; and on the 30th September, 1680, was admitted a Licentiate of the College. In October, 1687, he was appointed pastor of an Independent meeting-house, in Bury-street, St Mary Axe. In this office he continued fourteen years, and resigned his charge 15th April, 1701, having during the whole period been also engaged in the practice of medicine. Finally, he was chosen tutor of a new academical institution of the Nonconformists of the Congregational persuasion, over which he presided till his death on the 28th February, 1712.(1)

William Munk

[(1) Wilson’s History of Dissenting Churches and Meeting Houses, vol. i, p.289.]

(Volume I, page 415)

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