John Flavel (1630-1691) was born in Bromsgrove and graduated from University College, Oxford. He ministered for most of his life in Devon. First at Dipford near Totnes, then in 1656 moved to Dartmouth. With the passing of the Act of Uniformity he was ejected in 1662 though he continued to preach privately in the Dartmouth area near Salpton. With the granting of indulgence in 1671 he returned to Dartmouth and used a meeting house but especially for him. He also conducted a small dissenting academy.
He write a number of books. Many of then can be found here: