CAL'AMY, EDMUND ( 1600-66). An English divine. He was born at ‘Valbrook,Eebruary,1600; studied at Pembroke Ball. Cambridge. where he attached himself to the Calvinistic party; and afterwards became domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Ely. In 1626 he was appointed lec turer at Bury Saint Edmunds, but resigned his office in 1636, when the order to read the Book of Sports began to be enforced. In 1639 he was chosen minister of Saint -Nlary, Aldcrmanbury, London. Ile now entered warmly into the con troversies of the time, and became noted as a leading man on the side of the Presbyterians. He had a principal share in the composition of Suleclyntouus, a work intended is a reply to Bishop !fall's Episcopocie by Darin,- Right (Lon don, 1640) , and one of the most able and popular polemics of the day. Like the mass of the Presbyterian clergy, he was monarchical and not repuhlican in his political opinions. Ile disap proved, therefore, of the execution of Charles, and the Protectorate of Cromwell, and did not hesitate to avow his attachment to the royal cause. Ile was one of the deputies appointed to meet Charles II. in Holland and congratulate him on his restoration. llis services were nized by the offer of a bishopric, which he refused from conscientious scruples. Ile took part in the
Savoy Conference (16611, but was ejected from his living by the Uniformity Act (1662) : for venturing to preach in his church (December 28, 1662), he was cast into prison, hut Charles 11. seeured his release. He died in London October 29, 1666. Two of his sons were educated for a re ligious profession: the one, Rev. Dr, Benjamin Calamine, became a High Churehman, and wrote Discourse About a Scrupulous Conscience; the other, Edmund Calalny, was ejected for non-con formity, and had a son, also named Edmund (1671-1732), who acquired reputation as the biographer of the ejected clergy. He was born in London, April 5. 1671, educated among the Dis senters and in Holland (1088-91) ; was pastor in London, 1692, and died there June 3, 1732. He was held in high regard, and his Nonconformists' ilemorial (1778). as it is now called, a book %%ilia underwent important changes while in the author's hands, is the best source of knowledge respecting the •000 ministers ejected from the Church of England by the Act of Conformity. Consult Palmer, Abridgment of Nonconformists' Memorial (London. 1802-03), and his autobiog raphy. Historical Aeeount of My Own Life (Lon don, 1830).