Reverend John Conant BA, MA, DD

18th October 1608 - 12th March 1693

The life of the Reverend John Conant is documented by an entry in the "Dictionary of National Biography" and a book by his second son, who died in 1723. The book was first published in 1823 by the Rev William Stanton, MA.

At the bottom of this page is the text from the entry in Wikipedia relating to John Conant. Details taken, with thanks, in November 2009

Biography

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The library at Lyndon Hall also has a short, handwritten life of the Reverend Conant and includes in the last but one paragraph:-

" his parsonage house in Gold Street escaped the ravages of the fire, the houses on each side were burnt, this, added to the circumstance of his having that day preached a very impressive sermon, on the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and exhorting his congregation to repent and avoid the dreadful wrath of God, made a great and lasting impression on many of them ."

Document from Lyndon Hall