Lockyer, Nicholas

, a non-conformist divine, the son of William Lockyer of Glastonbury in Somersetshire, was born in that county in 1612, and in 162.9 studied in New-Inn hall, Oxford, where he took the degree of bachelor of arts. He afterwards went into holy orders, and had a cure, but siding with the presbyterian party, became a leading man in their committees, and other measures for reforming the church. He obtained, by the same interest, a fellowship of Eton* college, and in 1658 was made provost, but was ejected at the Restoration. He passed the remainder of his life at Woodford in Essex, where, as Wood says, he died “a wealthy man,March 13, 1684-5; and was buried in St. Mary’s-church, Whitechapel. His works, of which Wood has given a very copious list, consist of sermons, and tracts of practical piety. Calamy, who gives but a slight account of him, says, that " his writings shew him to have been very zealous and affectionate; earnestly bent upon the conversion of souls. 2


Ath. Ox. vol. II. —Calamy. HavwooJ’s Alumni Etonenses.