Account of Joseph Alleine’s arrest

Scope and Content

Narrative of the apprehension (23 May 1663) and trial of Joseph Alleine, for preaching. Apparently his autograph statement.

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black ii, 24; Thomas p.12

Custodial History

Other foliation (not in the original MS) ff 403-404


  • Baxter mentions Alleine's imprisonment at Rel. ii. 432. See also Palmer’s Nonconformist Memorial. iii. 208.
  • For Joseph Alleine (1634-68) see Corr 822, 881, 894, 1059, 1063, 1181, CR and ODNB. Joseph Alleine’s An Alarme to Unconverted Sinners first appeared in 1672 and to it Baxter contributed a preface. Baxter also wrote the first chapter of Theodosia Alleine et al The Life and Death of Mr Joseph Alleine. Late teacher of the church of Taunton in Somerset-shire; assistant to Mr Newton (1672) which was published anonymously.