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John Hooker (c. 1626 - 1684) was a member of the clergy in England.

Hooker was born around 1626 in Chelmsford, Essex, England as the eldest son of Thomas Hooker and Susanna Garbrand. He was probably born there at the time that his father was a lecturer. He came with his father to New England in the 1630s as a child, but there is little known of his early life in the colony. He was instructed and fitted for college by his father and returned to England to finish his education by a collegiate course when his father died in 1647. Upon the death of his father, Hooker became a student at Oxford, a strong Established Church precinct, and emphatically opposed to the liberalism of Cambridge. He completed his studies and entered the ministry, taking orders in the Established Church of England. He became a curate at Mazeworth, Bucks in England for many years.

After some delay, the Bishop collated John Hooker to the Vicarship and there he remained until his death. He died in 1684. He was found dead in his bed and buried by his friends privately at midnight, suggesting a suicidal ending. With his death, the branch of that family came to an end, and only his other brother remained to perpetuate the name.

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