The Spinowskis

 

From Henry Hedworth to John Knowles, Autumn 1662

'I never heard from thee whether thou didst receive ye latine copye which I sent thee from Mr. Spinoste.'

SOCINIANISM IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND,
John McLachlan, Oxford 1951, p. 293.

 

From SOCINIANISM IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND, 1951 by John McLachlan

...     In one of Hedworth's letters to Knowles written in the autumn of 1662 . . [he] writes of the departure for Holland of his friend 'Mr. Spinoste' (i.e. Christopher Crell, senior, who evidently adopted the name Spinowski . etc.)

Oxford 1951, p. 291.

 

Based on BRACIA POLSCY (The Polish Brethren), 1977 by Karol Grycz-Smilowski

To the numerous Silesian 'Arians' belonged Schomann, a co-author of the first catechism ; and Pistorius — who in a beautiful poem deplored the separation of Silesia from Poland. To the German 'Arians' belongs Johann Crell, who took on the name Spinowski. He wrote an excellent Ethics. His family had for long years afterwards worked on the cause of the Polish Brethren, especially in England. The last theologian of the sect was Samuel Crell-Spinowski who died in 1747. His two sons had emigrated to the U. S. A.

( http://www.bracia.dekalog.pl/historia/dawniej/dzieje.html )

 

From MUZA NA WYGNANIU, 2000 by E. Kruk

"Tu byl grób duchowego przywódcy arian na ziemi pruskiej Samuela Przypkowskiego, pierwszego ministra zboru, który choć zmarl 19 kwietnia 1670 roku w Królewcu, pragnal byc pochowany w Kosinowie. A potem spoczęly tu takze prochy Crell–Spinowskich, Trembeckich, Schlichtyngów, Morsztynów, Kąckich." Here (in Andreaswalde/Kasinowo) was the resting place of the Socinian spiritual leader in the Prussian land, Samuel Przypkowski, the first minister of the congregation. Though departed on 19 April 1670 in Königsberg/Królewiec, he wished to be buried in Kasinowo. Later, the ashes of the Crell-Spinowskis, the Trembeckis, the Schlichtyngs, the Morsztyns, the Kackis, were also buried here.

( Mysl Protestancka, 4/2000, s. 57. )
ARIANIE NA MAZURACH
(The 'Arians' (Socinians) in Masovia), 2002 by Krzysztof Myszka
http://www.zwoje.com/zwoje33/text25p.htm#f1

 

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