Balguy, John an English divine, was born at Sheffield in 1686, and educated at Cambridge, where he passed M.A. in 1726. In the Bangorian controversy (q.v.) he maintained the views of Bishop Hoadley, and wrote, in 1718, 1719, several tracts on the dispute. In 1726, in view of the infidel principles of Lord Shaftesbury, he published A Letter to a Deist, and The Foundation of Moral Virtue. These, with others, are given in A Collection of Tracts, by the Rev. J. Balguy (Lond. 1734, 8vo). His Sermons (2 vols. 8vo) had reached a third edition in 1790. Balguy was a "latitudinarian" (q.v.) in theology. He died in 1748.