Browne, James (1616-1685) (DNB00)

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BROWNE or BROWN, JAMES (1616–1685), theologian, son of a father of the same names, of Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, matriculated at Oxford as a student of Oriel in 1634, and took his B.A. degree in 1638. He then left the university, and is said to have become a chaplain in the parliamentarian army and to have been an eager disputant. On the Restoration he conformed. He wrote:

  1. 'Antichrist in Spirit,' a work answered by George Fox in his 'Great Mystery of the Great Whore,' pp. 259, 260, where the author's name is spelt Brown.
  2. 'Scripture Redemption freed from Men's Restrictions,' 1673, and printed with it.
  3. 'The Substance of several Conferences and Disputes … about the Death of our Redeemer.'

[Wood's Athenæ Ozon. (ed. Bliss), iv. 604 Fox's Great Mystery (ed. 1669), 259.]

W. H.