MATTHEW POOLE (1624-1679), English Nonconformist theologian, was born at York, educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and from 1649 till the passing of the Act of Uniformity (1662) held the rectory of St Michael le Querne, London.
It is beautifully situated on Poole Bay.
See also Stanley Lam Poole, The Moors in Spain (Story of the Nations Series, 1887 and S.
Poole, Wyclif f and Movements for Reform (London, 1889); R.
It lies on the picturesque Swanage Bay, on the east coast of the so-called Isle of Purbeck, the district lying south of Poole Harbour.