Aveling, Thomas William Baxter, Dd
Aveling, Thomas William Baxter, D.D.
an English Dissenting minister, was born at Castletown, Isle of Man, May 11, 1815. He was educated by a kind guardian, joined the Independent Church at Wisbeck when sixteen years of age, at nineteen began to preach in the neighborhood, graduated from Highbury College in 1838, entered upon his ministry the same year at Kingsland, near London, and continued there until his death, July 3, 1884. Dr. Aveling was for many years the honorable secretary of the Asylum for Fatherless Children at Reedham, travelled in Italy, Egypt, and Syria, visited America more than once, was chairman of the Congregational Board in 1873, and in 1874 of the Congregational Union. He published, Naaman: — The New Year's Party: —The Irish Scholar: — Voices on Many Waters: — Memorials of the Clayton Family: besides addresses and poems, and for five years edited the Jewish Herald. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1885, page 176.