Arms: Party per bend indented Argent and Gules a crescent for difference.[1]
Arms: Party per bend indented Argent and Gules a crescent for difference.[1]

Henry Ferne (1602 – 16 March 1662) was an English bishop.

Life

Ferne was born in York. He was educated at Uppingham School to which he was sent by Sir Thomas Nevill of Holt who had married his mother. He was admitted to St Mary Hall, Oxford, in 1618, and to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1620.[2] He graduated B.A. in 1623 and was elected fellow in 1624.[2] He was awarded a D.D. at Cambridge in 1642.[3] He became Chaplain Extraordinary to Charles I; Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1660 to 1662; Dean of Ely, about 1662; Bishop of Chester, February 1662, and died in Chester five weeks after his consecration, on 16 March.

Works

He wrote many controversial pamphlets and was one of those who attacked James Harrington's book The Commonwealth of Oceana (1656).

References

  1. ^ "The Armorial Bearings of the Bishops of Chester". Cheshire Heraldry Society. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Ferne, Henry (FN620H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography
Church of England titles Preceded byBrian Walton Bishop of Chester 1662–1662 Succeeded byGeorge Hall Academic offices Preceded byJohn Wilkins Master of Trinity College, Cambridge 1660–1662 Succeeded byJohn Pearson