Stephen Goffe
Stephen Goffe
    Stephen Goffe
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Stephen Goffe
    (Or Gough)
    Oratorian; b. 1605; d. at Paris, Christmas Day, 1681. He was the son of Stephen Goffe, Protestant (Protestantism) rector of Stanmer in Sussex, and was educated at Merton College, Oxford, becaming M.A. in 1627. He took orders and became chaplain to Colonel Vere's regiment in the Low Countries. Subsequently the Earl of St. Alban's obtained his appointment as one of the chaplains to Charles I, in which capacity he was created D.D. in 1636. He was often employed in secret negotiations in France, Flanders, and Holland. During the Civil War he was arrested and charged with attempting to rescue the king, then a prisoner at Hampton Court. After the execution of the king (whose death-warrant was signed Stephen's brother William), he went to France, where he became a Catholic. Dodd and other Catholics have disproved the story that the Sorbonne admitted the validity of his Anglican orders. He became an Oratorian on 14 Jan., 1651, at Notre-Dame-des Vertues near Paris, where he became superior in 1655. Here he helped English exiles, both Protestants (Protestantism) and Catholics, using his influence with Queen Henrietta Maria on their behalf; and on her appointment he acted as tutor to the young Duke of Monmouth. He was a learned man and maintained a correspondence with Vossius and other scholars. Some of his letters were printed by Colomesius in 1690, and others, still in manuscript, are in the British Museum (Addit. MS. 6394).
    DODD, "Church History" (Brussels, 1737-41), III, 305; CLARENDON, "History of the Rebellion" (1702-04); LINGARD, "History of England" (London, 1849), VIII, 191; ESTCOURT, "Question of Anglican Orders Discussed" (London, 1973); GILLOW, "Bibl. Dict. Eng. Cath.", s.v.; COOPER in "Dict. Nat. Biog.", s.v. He also published in 1646 under the title "The Lord George Digby's Cabinet and Dr. Goff's negociations."
    EDWIN BURTON
    Transcribed by John Looby

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Stephen Goffe — (Gough) (b. 1605; d. at Paris, Christmas Day, 1681) was a Royalist agent of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, and later an Oratorian priest.LifeHe was educated at Merton College, Oxford, becoming M.A. in 1627. He took orders and became chaplain to… …   Wikipedia

  • Goffe — This surname is of Olde English, French, and Celtic origins. Recorded in several forms as shown below it has several possible origins. The first is that it derives from the pre 7th century word gobha, or the Cornish gov or the Breton gof, all… …   Surnames reference

  • Goffe, Stephen — • Oratorian; b. 1605; d. at Paris, Christmas Day, 1681 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • William Goffe — Infobox MP honorific prefix = name = William Goffe honorific suffix = caption = constituency MP = parliament = majority = term start = term end = predecessor = successor = birth date = CIR 1605 birth place = England death date = CIR 1679 death… …   Wikipedia

  • Goeff — This surname is of Olde English, French, and Celtic origins. Recorded in several forms as shown below it has several possible origins. The first is that it derives from the pre 7th century word gobha, or the Cornish gov or the Breton gof, all… …   Surnames reference

  • Goff — This surname is of Olde English, French, and Celtic origins. Recorded in several forms as shown below it has several possible origins. The first is that it derives from the pre 7th century word gobha, or the Cornish gov or the Breton gof, all… …   Surnames reference

  • Romeo y Julieta — Para otros usos de este término, véase Romeo y Julieta (desambiguación). Romeo y Julieta …   Wikipedia Español

  • Romeo and Juliet — is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two teenage star cross d lovers Romeo and Juliet , I.0.6] whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare s most popular plays during… …   Wikipedia

  • Roméo et Juliette — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Roméo et Juliette (homonymie). Roméo et Juliette …   Wikipédia en Français

  • New Haven, Connecticut — New Haven redirects here. For other uses, see New Haven (disambiguation). City of New Haven   City   Skyline of Downtown New Haven …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”