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NEWMAN, Samuel, clergyman, born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, in 1602; died in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 5 July, 1663. He was graduated at Oxford in 1620, took orders in the Church of England, and emigrated to Massachusetts in 1636. After preaching nearly two years at Dorchester, he became pastor of the church at Weymouth, where he remained until 1643. The following year he removed with part of his church to Seconet, where they founded the town of Rehoboth, which then embraced Seekonk and Pawtucket, Rhode Island He published "A Concordance for the Bible "(London, 1643; Cambridge, 1683: 5th ed., London, 1720). It was known as the "Cambridge Concordance," and was at one time supposed to be the first work of the kind printed in the English language.
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