Bearcroft, Philip, Dd

Bearcroft, Philip, D.D., an English clergyman, was born May 1, 1697, and elected scholar of the Charter-house in 1710. He went thence to Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1712, and graduated in 1716. He became fellow of Merton College, and took holy orders. In 1724 he was appointed preacher to the Charter-house, and in 1738 one of the king's chaplains. In 1743 he became rector of Stormouth, in Kent, and master of the Charter-house, Dec. 18, 1753. He died Nov. 17, 1761. His only published work was a Historical Account of Thomas Sutton, Esq., and of his Foundation in the. Charter-house (London, 1737). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.

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