, one of four divines of the name of Wilkinson, who made considerable
, one of four divines of the name
of Wilkinson, who made considerable noise at Oxford
during the usurpation, was born in the vicarage of Halifax
in Yorkshire, Oct. 9, 1566, and came to Oxford in 158],
where he was elected a probationer fellow of Merton college, by the interest of his relation Mr. afterwards sir
Henry Savile, the warden. In 1586 he proceeded in arts,
and studying divinity, took his bachelor’s degree in that
faculty. In 1601 he was preferred to the living of Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire, which he held for forty-six
years. He was a man of considerable learning and piety,
and being an old puritan, Wood says, he was elected one
of the assembly of divines in 1643. He was the author of
A Catechism for the use of the congregation of Waddesdon,” 8vo, of which there was a fourth edition in
The Debt-Book; or a treatise upon.
Romans xiii. 8. wherein is handled the civil debt of money
or goods,” Lond.