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Matthew Griffith (1599? – 1665) was an English clergyman.
Early life and education
Griffith was born in London in or before 1599. He studied at Brasenose College, Oxford, later moving to Gloucester Hall, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in February 1619. He continued his studies at Christ's College, Cambridge, gaining a Master's in 1621.
With the onset of the Civil War in 1642, Griffith regularly preached against the Parliamentarians who opposed the King, including in his criticism any who offered material or financial support to them. This led to his arrest on 5 November, and he was imprisoned at Newgate and then at Lord Petre's house, which had been seized by anti-Royalist forces. Griffith's property was also seized in early 1643, under an order issued by the House of Commons of England.
Later life and death
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed. (1903). "Griffith, Matthew". Dictionary of National Biography. Index and Epitome. Cambridge University Press. p. 539.
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