Flavel, John (1627-1691), a Nonconforming minister, was born at Bromsgrove, and was educated at Bromsgrove grammar school and at University College, Oxford. In 1650 he took orders, and was appointed curate and afterwards vicar of Deptford. In 1656 he went to Dartmouth, but in 1662 his refusal to comply with the Act of Uniformity led to his ejectment. In 1687 he took a post as Nonconformist minister at Dartmouth. His published treatises and sermons fill six volumes.