Avery, Benjamin, Lld
Avery, Benjamin, LL.D.
an English Presbyterian, and an accomplished scholar, was educated for the ministry in England and Holland. He was chosen assistant pastor at the Bartholomew Close Church, under Thomas Freke, afterwards under John Munckley. He died at an advanced age, July 23, 1764. In 1713 he published a Sermon on Micah 6:5, preached on November 4 of that year. He took part in the Dissenting Synod at Salter's Hall in 1719, and took sides with the nonsubscribing ministers. He was a warm friend to religious liberty and to the advancement of learning. He resigned the ministry in 1720, was chosen secretary of deputies from the three denominations in 1732, began to practice medicine, was one of the physicians of Guy's Hospital, and one of the writers in the Occasional Paper published in 1716. See Wilson, Dissenting Churches, 3:381-383.