Henry Maurice (minister)

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Henry Maurice (1634 – 30 July 1682) was a Welsh Anglican priest who became an Independent minister.


Maurice was born in 1634 in the parish of Aberdaron, Wales and educated at Jesus College, Oxford. He was ordained and served after the Restoration as vicar of Bromfield, Shropshire, Shropshire and rector of Mellteyrn, Caernarfonshire. After becoming rector of Church Stretton in 1668, he had by June 1671 become a Dissenter, preaching widely in Shropshire and Wales. He has been described as "one of the most virile Puritan propagators of the second generation."[1] His industry and preaching led to the Independent churches in his area becoming numerically strong. He died on 30 July 1682.[1]


  1. ^ a b Richard, Thomas (2007). "Maurice, Henry (1634-1682), Independent minister". Welsh Biography Online. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 16 March 2009.