Blencow, John (DNB00)

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BLENCOW or BLINCOW, JOHN (fl. 1640), divine, the son of John Blencow, of London, was born 29 Jan. 1608-9, entered Merchant Taylors' School in 1620, and proceeded to St.John's College, Oxford, in 1627, when he was elected to a fellowship. He graduated B.C.L. 25 June 1633. One Blincow, fellow of New college, was expelled from his fellowship by the parliamentary visitors in 1648, on the ground that he had taken up arms for the king, was 'dangerous, and absent.' Blencow was the author of a very curious sermon, and, Wood adds, 'perhaps other things.' The sermon, delivered at St. Paul's, and inscribed to Sir Henry Martin, is entitled 'Michael's Combat with the Divel; or, Moses his Funerall' (1640).

[Wood's Fasti Oxon., ed Bliss, i. 468; Robinson's Register of Merchant Taylors' School, i. 103; Brit. Mus. Cat. s.v. 'Blenkow.']

S. L. L.