FARINDON, ANTHONY: Royalist minister; b. at Sonning (12 m. w. of Windsor), Berkshire, 1598 (baptized Dec. 24); d. in the country near London Oct. 9, 1658. He was educated at Trinity College, Oxford (B.A., 1616; M.A., 1620; B.D., 1629). In 1634 he was presented with the vicarage of Bray, and in 1639 with the divinity lectureship at the Chapel Royal, Windsor, but was deprived of both preferments during the civil war. In 1647, through the patronage of Sir John Robinson, he received the pastorate of St. Mary Magdalene's, in Milk Street, London, which he probably held till Jan. 1, 1656, when sequestered preachers were forbidden to preach in public. He has been pronounced the best preacher of his day. Of his 131 printed sermons, thirty-one were published by himself, XXX. Sermons; ... to which is annexed a Sermon preached at the Funerall of Sir G. Whitmore (London, 1657), the rest by his executors. There is a complete edition of his sermons with a Life by T. Jackson (4 vols., London, 1849).