A certificate of strange evidences of Providence at Brightling

Scope and Content

Certificate of incidences of 'providence' at Brightling in Sussex in 1659 attested by Joseph Bennet, then minister there, and Thomas Goldham, then minister of Burwash, and 11 other men who all sign their names. As printed in Monthly Repository, May 1825, xx, 290.

f 90r: ‘Joseph Bennet, John ffrench, Edward Cressenden, Thomas Westen, Thomas Croucher, Richard Noakes, Daniel French, Bartholomew Bodle, Steven Singer, James Little Son, Laurance Nokes, John Picknell, Tho: Goldham.’

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black ii.27; Thomas p.18

Custodial History

Other foliation (not in the original MS) ff 413-414


  • For Joseph Bennet and Thomas Goldham see Corr 1219 and CR.
  • For Edward Polhill (1622-94?) see ODNB and Corr 1008, 1012 and 1123.
  • For Samuel Clark(e) senior (1599-1682), Baxter's lifelong friend, see ODNB, CR and Corr 200, 412, 659, 660, 978, 1120, 1123 and 1125. Samuel Clark(e)'s Mirrour, or Looking-Glasse both for Saints and Sinners was first published in 1646. Successive editions appeared in 1654, 1657 and, much enlarged, in 1671.