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an English cleric, a prolific writer and life assurance pioneer. Assheton was more a compiler than an original writer. Having entered holy orders and taken his master's degree, he became a frequent preacher. James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, who was chancellor of the university, appointed him chaplain, and in that capacity he served both in England and Ireland. He gained the degree of D.D. in 1673; next month he had the prebend of Knaresborough in the church of York. The interest of his patron procured him the livings of St. Antholin's, London, and Beckenham, Kent, where he settled in 1676.
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Works:
  • 1. 'Toleration Disapproved,' Oxford, 1670; there were two editions in the same year, one of which was anonymous (B.M.), Oxford, 1671 (B.M.), 1736 (B.M.).
  • 2. 'Danger of Hypocrisie,' London, 1673 (B.M.).
  • 3. 'Seasonable Ap...
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