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Nathaniel Ward

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Protestant religious leader, born in Haverhill, Suffolk, E England, UK. A member of a notable Puritan family, he studied at Emmanuel College (Boston) and Cambridge University, then practised law and entered the Anglican ministry in 1618. He served a London parish (1624–33) but was dismissed for nonconformism and emigrated to Massachusetts, where he accepted the pastorate of Agawam (now Ipswich) in 1634. In the late 1630s he helped compile the first code of laws for Massachusetts. Returning to England in the mid-1640s, he held the pastorate of Shenfield until his death.

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