A copy of Thomas Bampfield’s paper concerning Seventh Day Sabbatarianism

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/132
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises iv.99
  • Dates of Creation
      January 1671
  • Physical Description
      ff 354-355, 215 x 166 mm.

Scope and Content

: A copy of Thomas Bampfield’s paper. Subscribed by H. Ph. [Humphry Philips?]. Relating to Baxter’s intended publication on the Sabbath, which came out in 1671, and which was written against Francis Bampfield, brother of the Speaker [of Richard Cromwell’s parliament]; see Corr 823, 830 and 831. Black suggests that this paper may have been sent up to Mr Greenwood for Baxter.

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black iv.99; Thomas p.14


On Francis Bampfield cf Letters ii, 333 and iv, 246. See also Corr 637, 640 and Rel ii, 432.

  • The full title of Baxter’s publication is The divine appointment of the Lords day proved: as a separated day for holy worship; especially in the church assemblies. And consequently the cessation of the seventh day Sabbath. Written for the satisfaction of some religious persons who are lately drawn into error or doubting in both these points(1671).
  • For Humphrey Philips (d 1707) see CR and Corr 637.
  • For Francis Bampfield see Treatises ii, 59 (5).
  • For Thomas Bampfield (1622/3-93) see McElligott, ODNB, Corr 588, 637, 640, 643, 823, 830, 831, 946 and Treatises v, 139.
  • See also Bryan W. Ball The Seventh-day Men. Sabbatarians and Sabbatarianism in England and Wales, 1600-1800 (2009) pp 159-160.