Alliott, Richard, Lld
Alliott, Richard, LL.D., an English Congregational minister, was born at Nottingham, Sept. l, 1804. He was thoughtful and serious from early childhood, and mental exercises were more pleasurable to him, when a boy, than physical. He joined his father's (Rev. Richard Alliott) Church, and became exceedingly useful in teaching young men both in the Bible and in general knowledge. His convictions and tastes led him to seek the ministry as his profession and joy. Mr. Alliott completed a course at Homerton College, and studied for two sessions (1826-27) at the University of Glasgow. He became assistant minister to his father in 1827, and in 1830 was ordained as co-pastor. On the death of his father, in 1840, he succeeded to the entire pastorate. In 1843 Mr. Alliott accepted the pastorate of the Church in York Road, Lambeth. In 1849 the Western College invited him to its presidency, which he accepted. In 1856 Chestnut College pressed its claims on his attention, and he exchanged the provincial for a metropolitan chair. In 1860, because of his wife's ill-health, Mr. Alliott removed to Birmingham, and occupied the theological and philosophical chairs at Spring Hill. Soon after he connected with his professorship the pastorship at Acock's Green. But he was not privileged to occupy these posts of honor and usefulness long. He died Dec. 20, 1863. Mr. Alliott did not aspire to authorship to any great extent. Besides a few miscellaneous sermons and articles, he published only the Congregational lecture in 1854, an octavo vol. entitled Psychology and Theology. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1865, p. 217.