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date: 20 September 2019

Traske, Johnlocked

(c. 1585–1636)
  • David R. Como

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Traske, John (c. 1585–1636), Church of England clergyman and separatist minister, was born in Somerset, the son of unidentified parents described only as 'godly'. He began his career as a schoolmaster in his home county. Although he received no university training, Traske managed to acquire a level of scriptural and theological fluency sufficient to convince diocesan authorities that he was fit for ordination, which came in 1611. In September 1611 he assumed the curacy of ...

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