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Tillotson JOHN (1630-94), eminent Anglican divine was born near Halifax, and, after graduating at Cambridge and receiving orders, he accepted the Act of Uniformity, and became rector of Keddington in 1663. He was rapidly promoted, and in 1671 was made Dean of Canterbury, succeeding Sancroft (q.v.) in the see in 1691. His Sermons were remarkably popular, and gave him a very high place among English divines. His widow received 2,500 guineas for them, and they have been frequently reprinted, and are still read. They were published in 3 vols. in 1707-12. In 1702 a Life of Tillotson appeared,