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From the site http://36.1911encyclopedia.org/F/FR/FREWEN_ACCEPTED.htm
the following entry:
FREWEN, ACCEPTED (1588—1664), archbishop of York, was born at Northiam, in Sussex, and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where in 1612 he became a fellow. In 1617 and 1621 the college allowed him to act as chaplain to Sir John Digby, ambassador in Spain.
At Madrid he preached a sermon which pleased Prince Charles, afterwards Charles I., and the latter on his accession appointed Frewen one of his chaplains. In 1625 he became canon of Canterbury and vice-president of Magdalen College, and in the following year he was elected president. He was vice-chancellor of the university in 1628 and 1629, and again in 1638 and 1639. It was mainly by his instrumentality that the university plate was sent to the king at York in 1642.
Two years later he was consecrated bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, and resigned his presidentship. Parliament declared his estates forfeited for treason in 1652, and Cromwell afterwards set a price on his head. The proclamations, however, designated him Stephen Frewen, and he was consequently able to escape into France.
At the Restoration he reappeared in public, and in 1660 he was consecrated archbishop of York. In 1661 he acted as chairman of the Savoy conference.
From Bob Frewen:
According to Frewen family tradition, the sermon mentioned above was decidedly anti Roman Church and was a deciding factor in Prince Charles giving up the notion of marrying a Spanish princess.
M.A. 1616 (Incorp. from Oxford). Matric. from Magdalen College, Oxford, June 8, 1604, age 16; B.A. (Oxford) 1608-9; M.A. 1612; B.D. 1619; D.D. 1626. Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, 1612-26. President, 1626-44-Vice-Chancellor, 1628, 1638. Chaplain to Lord Digby, in Spain, 1621. Chaplain to the King, 1625. Preb. of Canterbury, 1625. R. of Warnford, Hants., 1626-45, sequestered. Dean of Gloucester, 1631-43. R. of Stanlake, Oxon., 1635. Bishop of Lichfield, 1643. Archbishop of York, 1660-4. Died at Bishopsthorpe, Mar. 28, 1664. M.I. in York Minster.(D.N.B.; Al. Oxon.; Le Neve, Mon., IV. 101.)
His portrait hangs in one of the Halls at Oxford.
At the Restoration Accepted obtained the substantial sum of money due from his various appointments and which had built up during his time in exile.
Accepted is one of the names suggested as the author of the book “The Whole Duty of Manö
Thomas Pepys in his diary entry for Oct 4th 1660 mentions Accepted:
"I and Lieut Lambert to Westminster Abbey, where we saw Dr Frewen translated to the Archbishoprick of York Here I saw the Bishops of Winchester, Bangor, Rochester, Bath and Wells, and Salisbury, all in their habits, in King Henry Seventh’s chapel But, Lord at their going out, how people did most of them look upon them as strange creatures, and few with any kind of love or respect.ö
In his father’s (Rev. John Frewen) will dated 1627, Accepted was not the main beneficiary even though he was the eldest son. From the wording Rev. John clearly was very proud of his son’s achievements and probably believed that he did not need further cash or land. Accepted is the only beneficiary described as “wellbelovedö and although his brother Thankful Frewen was the sole executor, Rev. John stipulated that Accepted be an overseer of his last testament:
“I geve and bequeath onto my eldest and welbeloved sonne Accepted frewen Doctor of divinity and President of Magdalen Colledge in Oxford my great gilt cupp with the cover my silver salt and six of my best gilt spones………….
And I do hereby nominat appoynt and desire my foresaid eldest sonne Accepted ffrewen Doctor of Divinity , my sone John ffrewen, and my well affected son in law John Bigge to be overseers of this my will, desiring them and every of them to see this my will performed and in every poynt dischardged accordinge to this my minde herein expressed and sett downe “
A few years ago a silver gilt goblet engraved with the Arms of Accepted came up for auction in London – I was contacted to see if I was interested but the estimated price of stg.ú10,000 was too much to pay for a curiosity.
From Burke's Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland
I. Accepted , who was born in Kent , educated in the free school at Canterbury , became a student, and soon after, about the beginning of 1604 , in his sixteenth year, a demy of 1612 , being then master of arts. At that time he entered into the sacred function, and became a frequent preacher, being puritanically inclined. In 1622 , he attended in the court of Prince Charles , while he was in Spain courting the infanta; and, in 1625 , he was made chaplain in ordinary to the king. In 1626 , he was elected president of his college, and in the next year proceeded in divinity. In 1628 and 1629 , he executed the office of vice-chancellor of the university of Oxford ; and, on the 13 Sep 1631 , being then, or about that time, prebendary of Canterbury , was installed dean of Gloucester , upon the removal of Dr. George Warburton thence to the deanery of Wells . In 1638 and 1639 , upon the solicitations of Dr. Laud , archbishop of Canterbury and chancellor of this university, Dr. Frewen again served the office of vice-chancellor; and, on the 17 Aug 1643 , he was chosen by his majesty to succeed Dr. Wright in the see of Lichfield and Coventry ; but the times being then much disturbed, he was not consecrated until the next year, when the solemnity was performed in the chapel of Magdalen College by the archbishop of York, and the bishops of Worcester, Oxford, Salisbury, and Peterborough. This preferment being then however but little better than titular, the hierarchy having been about that time silenced, he retired to London , and lived there, and elsewhere, among his relations for several years. Atlength, after the restoration of King Charles II. he was elected to the see of York on the 22 Sep , translated 04 Oct , and enthronized in the person of Tob. Wickham , prebendary of that church on the 11 of the same month, anno 1660 . The see of Lichfield being also vacantfor about a year, in expectation that Mr. Richard Baxter would take it, (for the king intended it for him conditionally he would conform), Dr. Frewen had the benefit of that too, all the fines for renewing, and for the filling up lives, to his very great profit, beside what he got from York . Atlength Mr. Baxter , the coryphæus of the presbyterian party, refusing it, lest he, in a high manner, should displease the brethren, it was offered to Dr. Richard Baylie , president of St. John's College, and dean of Sarum , who had been a very great sufferer for the king's cause; but he refusing it, because Dr. Frewen had skimmed it, it was conferred on Dr. John Hacket , of Cambridge . Dr. Frewen , who was accounted a general scholar, and a good orator, but bath nothing extant, only a Latin oration, with certain verses on the death of Prince Henry (for his Moral Philosophy Lectures are not yet made public), died at his manor of Bishops Thorp, near York , on the 28 Mar , in sixteen hundred sixty and four, and was buried on the 03 May following, under the great east window of the cathedral church of St. Peter, in York .
It is related of Dr. Accepted Frewen , that, when chaplain to the Earl of Bristol , ambassador at the Spanish court, he was introduced to Prince Charles , who had arrived at Madrid to visit the infanta, and that he preached a sermon before his royal highness, from the text I Kings, xiii. 21st verse, which is still extant, and which is said to have had such an effect on the prince that he broke off the intended match.
From: Standlake, Oxon, Register of Marriages,
Volume 2.--Parchment leaves, 11 1/4 in. by 7 1/4 in., in limp vellum covers. The baptisms, marriages and burials appear to have been registered on separate quires, and bound together afterwards. Marked on the outside: "2. Baptismata 1631 - 1653. Matrimonia 1631 - 1656. Funera 1631 - 1657. Births (by Act of Parlt.) 1653 - 1656. (Supposed autograph of Accepted Frewen, Funera 1635 ). Francis Bradshaw, Rector. Funera 1635." Two paper leaves at the beginning torn out.
p. 1, Liber Regrarius Ecclesiae de Stanlake, incipiens Anno Domini 1631 , annoque regni dni nri Caroli Anglie &c. septimo. Francisco Bradshaw, Sacrae Theologiae Doctore ac Pastore.
p. 1-15, Baptisms 1631 - 1653.
p. 15, "Births of Children registered since the xxjxth of Sept. Ano Dni 1653 , according to an Act set forth by authority of Parliament." These are contained in pp. 15 to 20, and cover the years 1653 - 1656.
pp. 21 to 25, marriages 1631 - 1656. p. 26, blank. One leaf cut out.
pp. 27 to 37, burials 1631 - 1657. pp. 38-40, blank.
p. 28, "Accepto Frewen, Pastore."
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