Calamy. I. Edmund, an English clergyman, born in London in February, 1600, died there, Oct. 29, 1666. He was educated at Pembroke hall, Cambridge, where he failed to gain a fellowship in consequence of his opposition to the doctrines of Arminius. He was appointed by the bishop of Ely to a vicarage, became lecturer at Bury St. Edmund's, and in 1639 minister of St. Mary's, Aldermanbury, having left the established church in consequence of the promulgation of the Scottish liturgy and the "Book of Sports." Although a nonconformist, he opposed the execution of Charles I., and in 1660 was one of the deputies sent to Holland to congratulate Charles II. on his restoration. He was made chaplain to Charles II., and was offered the bishopric of Lichfield, which he declined. Upon the passage of the act of uniformity in 1662, he resigned his living, and was committed to Newgate. He declined to form a congregation, but remained a worshipper in the church of which he had been minister. He was one of the authors of "Smectym-nus," a reply to Bishop Hall's "Divine Right of Episcopacy," and published " The Godly Man's Ark " (17th ed., 12mo, London, 1693), "The Noble-man's Pattern" (4to, London, 1643), and many sermons.
II. Edmund, D. D., an English clergyman, grandson of the preceding, born in London, April 5, 1671, died June 3, 1732. He was educated at the university of Utrecht, and in 1691 was offered a professorship in the university of Edinburgh, which he declined. He began to preach as a nonconformist, and in 1703 took charge of a congregation in Westminster. He arranged for the press "Baxter's Life and Times" (1703), and published " Defence of Moderate Nonconformity" (3 vols., London, 1703-'5), "The Nonconformists' Memorial" (2 vols., 1721), and several volumes of sermons. A " History of his Life and Times," edited by Rutt, has been published (2 vols., London, 1829).