About Reverend Elisha Bourne
Elisha was the son of Immanuel Bourne and Jemima Beckingham. Started his university career at Emanuel College, Cambridge 6th July 1644, migrated to St John's College Cambridge 22nd June 1646. He earnt his BA as fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge 1648 and his MA 28th July 1649 which was incorperated at Cambridge 1651.
He also was a Rector at Ashover.
In 1653 he is recorded as "Minister at Skelton", where he was rector at that time.
Skelton Rectory Cumberland COMM/2/613
1 March 1654
Former reference: COMM II/613
George Tibboll, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Death of Elisha Bourne
President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College
(Lambeth Palace Library)
Sunday 6th March 1641, he along with his father, Immanuel and brothers, Samuel and Obadiah signed the Protestation at Ashover.
Elisah Bourne at Oxford to his father Immanuel Bourne at Ashover - I hope the Lord has prevented our fears and answered our prayers in bringing you safe home - I am now pretty well recovered but am troubled by a cough and may be able to enure myself a little to the open air - I am troubled likewise by costiveness - if it please the Lord to blow over this storm of public danger and to renew my strength, I intend to come to Derbyshire as soon as I can - there is no good news from the army - the enemy is said to have broken through the men - it is now requested that not only fellows of houses should turn trolpers but also that scholars and undergraduates become foot soldiers - those who are unwilling are thinking of leaving - I am in fears whether to fly or go, for travelling is said to be dangerous - the Lord keep us and preserve us - I must desire your counsel because I know not how the Lord may deal with us - desire my mother from me to bear patiently god's afflicting hand in the loss of my dear brother - we have no reason to grudge at his happiness - pray remember to send the money as soon as possible as I should be loth to leave college with so much owing on the gown. 22 Aug REF: D1101 M/F 4
(Papers of the Bourne Family of Ashover.
Held at the National Archive )