His father in law was Henry Stubbs was a noted Non Conformist minister. and ejected minister,
was matriculated from Magdalen Hall, Oxford, on 16 April 1624, aged eighteen, graduated BA on 27 January 1628, and proceeded MA in June or July 1630. Within eighteen months he became rector of Partney, Lincolnshire; about this time he married Mary Purefoy,
By July 1647 he was vicar of St Philip and St Jacob, Bristol, and in 1648 he became vicar of Chew Magna in that county. By September 1652 he was one of the ministers of St Cuthbert, Wells. At the
Restoration, Stubbes was still at St Cuthbert, Wells, but he left when the sequestered minister was restored and served as assistant minister.at Dursely Gloucestershire, until 1662, when he was again ejected. Over the next decade he appeared throughout
London, establishing his reputation as a learned and energetic preacher, but he retained links with the west country: In 1672 John Prichett, bishop of Gloucester awarded Stubbs the vicarage of Horsley, nar Dursley. Here he 'preached for some years …
in peace'. While on a preaching visit to London in of 1678 Stubbs died on 7 July. Two funeral sermons were delivered, one on a Sunday by Thomas
Watson, the other on a weekday by Richard Baxter. He was survived by his second wife, Dorothy, three sons (Robert, Samuel, and John), and a daughter Dorothy.