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John Marckant

Short Name: John Marckant
Full Name: Marckant, John

Marckant, John, fl. 1562; one of contributors to the Sternhold & Hopkins metrical psalter of 1562; inducted vicar of Clacton-Magna 1559; Vicar of Shopland, Essex 1563-8.

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16th Century

Marckant was Incumbent of Clacton Magna (1559) & Shopland (1563-68), England. He wrote only few small pieces: a political poem on Lord Wentworth (1558-59); a New Year’s gift entitled With Speed Return to God; and Verses to Divers Good Purposes (circa 1580). He also contributed four entries to the metrical version of the Psalms known as the Old Version.

Hughes, pp. 141-46
Julian, p. 863


Wikipedia Biography

John Marckant or Markant (died 12 September 1585) was an English clergyman and author. He was the vicar of Great Clacton in Essex from 1559 until his death. But his fame rests on the claim that he was the author of several poems in The Whole Book of Psalms (‘Sternhold and Hopkins’).

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