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Rev Nathaniel Ward

Birth1578
Education1596-1603
AB 1599-1600, AM 1603
Other1633
As parson his Puritan ways led to excommunication and emigration
Emigrate1634
 
Religionabt 1634puritan
Emigrateabt 1651
Ward became the minister of the church at Shenfield in Essex and died shortly after in Shenfield.
Death31 JUL 1653
Aged: 75.6 years
Perhaps no other writing from the Puritan Era had so far-reaching an effect as "Body of Liberties", which laid the foundations of Massachusetts liberties, for which New Englishmen fought against the Empire in the 1680's and during the American Revolution, and which became a pattern of the United States Constitution. It is remarkable as a code of law, in that it lays out a structure of jurisprudence in terms of liberties rather than restrictions. In this it echoes the Magna Charta, and foreshadows our Bill of Rights. Drawing upon the Magna Charta and English Common Law, it was largely the work of one man, the remarkable Puritan thinker and writer, Nathaniel Ward.

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In 1684 King Charles II revoked the Body of Liberties and reinstated English law over the Commonwealth. When King James II established the Massachusetts Colony the Body of Liberties took effect and remained so until it was replaced by the 1691 Provincial Charter.[1]

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16087 JUN 1651  England, Middlesex, London, St Giles Ann ___ 
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  2. Book: A memoir of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward, A.M.;
  3. Website: Maxey & Sharpe Ancesters;
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