Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Horsman, Nicholas
HORSMAN, NICHOLAS (fl. 1689), divine, is stated to have been born in Devonshire and to have been the son of a minister. He matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, on 15 March 1653–4 (Bloxam, Reg. Magd. Coll. i. 72–3), from which he removed in the same year to Corpus Christi College. He proceeded B.A. in January 1655–6, and M.A. in March 1658–9. After taking orders he became fellow, and in 1667 proceeded B.D. About two years later his mind became permanently affected, and an allowance was made him from the college. He resided for some time in Bath, and thence removed to Plymouth, where he was living in 1689. He wrote ‘The Spiritual Bee; or a Miscellany of Spiritual, Historical, Natural Observations and occasional Occurrences applyed in Divine Meditations,’ Oxford, 1662, 8vo, and Wood states that he made additions and corrections to Wheare's ‘Method of Reading History,’ Oxford, 1662.
[Wood's Athenæ Oxon. ed. Bliss, iv. 616, 617; Bloxam's Reg. Magdalen College, i. 72–3.]