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Thomas langley

Postby Vanillapie » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:37 pm

I have hit a brick wall!
Thomas Langley, puritan vicar of middlewich cheshire, died 1657.
I simply cannot trace where he was born, where he came from or anything!! Help?
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Re: Thomas langley

Postby KayFarndon » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:27 pm

I have just Google, 'Thomas Langley, vicar of Middlewitch, Cheshire' and up came a link to a book entitled, 'The Correspondence of John Cotton'. It came with a page of text, within which it showed that Thomas was at Jesus College Cambridge 1604/5 and got a Masters in 1608.

Perhaps Cambridge University would be able to help you.
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Re: Thomas langley

Postby elsabels » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:12 pm

Page 355 mentions Sam Langley son of Thomas

John Ray: Naturalist: His Life and Works - Page 355
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ETu ... re&f=false

In fact there are several works ( on books.google ) that mention Thomas Langley as an eminent minister/ non conformist..as in delivering a sermon without his surplice on! I just typed in
Thomas Langley, vicar of Middlewitch, Cheshire
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Re: Thomas langley

Postby ianbee » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:47 pm

KayFarndon wrote:showed that Thomas was at Jesus College Cambridge 1604/5 and got a Masters in 1608.

Here's his entry in Alumni Cantabrigienses. No info as to his origins
https://archive.org/stream/p1alumnicant ... ft#page/44

Vanillapie wrote:died 1657

Remember that all wills at that time (1648-1660) had to be proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. So it might be worth a look.
There is one for a Thomas Langley, written 28 August 1655, proved 2 February 1657/8.
Can't be sure exactly who it is. He is bequeathing a few books, some certainly religious!, which might be a good sign.
Names his executor as son Samuel Langley.
He does name some other relations as well.
Sorry if it's the wrong man!
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Re: Thomas langley

Postby Vanillapie » Sun May 19, 2019 8:54 pm

Thanks for all replies, I have chased all the info listed previously and have the will too, but no where tells me where he came from, his origins.
We are not genetically linked to the Langleys of Agecroft, but do have genetic links to Northamptonshire.
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