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Fermentum Pharisæorum, or, The leaven of pharisaicall wil-worship :
declared in a sermon on Matth. 15.9 Novemb. 24 1641 at Lemster in Herefordshire /
by Iohn Tombes, B.D.
|Main Creator:||Tombes, John, 1603?-1676.|
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London : Printed by Richard Cotes for Andrew Crooke, and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Greene Dragon in Pauls Church-yard, 1643.
"It is this nineteenth day of Aprill Anno Dom. 1643. Ordered by the committee of the House of Commons in Parliament, concerning printing, that this book intituled (the leaven of Pharisaicall Wil-worship) be printed. John White."
Title within an ornamental border; head-pieces; initials; printed marginal notes.
Tombes was a Baptist dissenter from the established Church of England. Printed just a few years before the execution of King Charles I and the establishment of the Commonwealth of England in 1649. Even wrote to the New England churches at one time. Pamphlet once owned by Irish-American Patrick Menan of Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania (now Montgomery County, west of Philadelphia). He was a farmer, a noted surveyor and schoolmaster. Genealogical notes on Patrick and Susanna Menan and their nine children are on the final page and terminal leaf.
Patrick Menan was an eminent surveyor, scrivener, conveyancer, and school-master. On the assessor's list of 1780 he is assessed as follows: 'Patrick Menan, aged, fifty acres, one horse and two cows. Affirmed. He was an excellent penman, as evinced by deeds written by him yet in existence; he was quite useful in conveyancing and drawing instruments of writing, settling estates and adjusting accounts. He was noted as a school-master, as he was called in those days, and taught a classical school in the township, probably where he resided. Tradition says that Dr. Rittenhouse and Gen. Andrew Porter, the father of Gov. D. R. Porter, used to walk all the way from Norriton to attend this school. He is said to have been an "Irish gentleman of culture." He made his will January 8, 1789, appointing two of his daughters executors, namely, Sarah and Mary. He died February 5, 1791, at the age of 80 years, and is buried in the Lukens burying ground, together with all of his family. He had an only son, named John, who died at Penn's Neck, New Jersey, October 12, 1768, aged 25 years; he left three daughters, Elizabeth married a man by the name of Trump, left three children, Sarah, Margaret and John. The executors of his estate made final settlement, as found in the Registrar's office at Norristown, in 1796, by which it appears that the property was purchased by George Freas. By his will he bequeathed his surveying instruments to his daughters, Sarah and Mary.'
Physical description: , 18 pages ; 18 cm
Citations/References: Wing (2nd ed.), T1808
Citations/References: ESTC, R20645
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