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Rev Joseph Alleine

Birthplace: Devizes, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Wilton, Somerset, England
Place of Burial: St. Magdalene's, Taunton, Sommerset, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Tobias Alleine and Elizabeth Alleine
Husband of Theodoshia Alliene
Father of Isabella Jane Rutherford
Brother of Edward Alliene; Francis Alleine; Norman Alliene and Timothy Alliene

Occupation: Reverand, Victor, St. Magdalenes, Taunton, Sommerset, England, nonconformists Minster and Author of 'An Alarm to the Unconverted ', Vicar of St. Magdalene's, author
Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About Rev Joseph Alleine

Birth: 1634 Devizes Wiltshire, England Death: Nov. 17, 1668, England

from "Captive Faith - Prison Experience in Christian History":

"Joseph Alleine was the devoted pastor of Taunton. A non-conformist (that is one who rejected the practices of England's state church) he was driven from his pulpit when a restrictive law was enacted. Because he refused to be muzzled, traveling about preaching, he was thrown into prison. When released, he resumed preaching and went back to prison. This happened again and again. Finally he died, worn out, at the young age of 34. Friends buried him in Taunton.

Not one-sided, he was a loving husband to Theodosia Alleine, and a scientific thinker who associated with the founders of the Royal Society. He preached, prayed, wrote and pleaded with his contemporaries to follow Christ. His most famous work, "An Alarm to the Unconverted", also known as "The Sure Guide to Heaven", is still in print.

While in prison, Alleine penned a number of letters, exhorting his followers to a deeper walk with Christ."

Family links:

 Theodosia Alleine Alleine (1630 - ____)

 Isabella Alleine Rutherford (1655 - 1740)*
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Inscription: Hic jacet dominus JOSEPHUS ALLEINE, Holocaustum, Tauntonenses, et Deo et vobis. (Literal translation: Here lies Master Josephus Alleine - A burnt offering [sacrifice] to Taunton, and to God, and to You)

Burial: St. Mary Magdalene Church Taunton Somerset, England

Created by: Rebecca Paddon Record added: Sep 23, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 59106967

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Rev Joseph Alleine's Timeline

April 8, 1634
Devizes, Wiltshire, England
April 8, 1634
Devizes, Wiltshire, England
- 1662
Age 7
Age 20
Ditcheat, Somerset, UK
October 16, 1667
Age 33
November 17, 1668
Age 34
Wilton, Somerset, England
November 17, 1668
Age 34
St. Magdalene's, Taunton, Sommerset, England