Boteler, Edward (DNB00)

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BOTELER, EDWARD (d. 1670), divine, was a fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. On 8 April 1644 he was ejected from his fellowship by the Earl of Manchester. Before 1658 he became rector of Wintringham, Lincolnshire. He was a strong, though not an active, royalist. On the return of Charles II he preached a rejoicing sermon in Lincoln cathedral, and a similar one at Hull, on occasion of the coronation. He was made one of the king’s chaplains. On 29 Sept. 1665 he was installed in the prebend of Southscarle, in Lincoln cathedral; this he exchanged on 12 Oct. 1668 for the prebend of Leicester St. Margaret’s in the same. He died in 1670. He published several sermons. The earliest seems to have been ‘The Worthy of Ephratah: represented in a sermon at the funerals of Edmund, Earl of Mulgrave, 21 Sept. 1658,’ &c., 1659, 8vo (text, Ruth iv. ll). Six others are enumerated by Watt.

[Walker's Suffering of the Clergy, ii. 151: Willis’s Survey of Cathedrals, 1742. iii. 203, 237; Cole's MS. Athenæ Cantab. B. p. 70; several of Boteler's sermons.]

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