Berkeley, George Lld
Berkeley, George LL.D.
an English clergyman, son of bishop Berkeley, was born Sept. 28, 1733 (O. S.). He removed with the family to Ireland in his infancy, where he was instructed by his father in the classics until he was nineteen years of age, and then went to Oxford, and was educated at Christ Church. In 1758 he became vicar of East Garston, Berks, and in 1759 was removed to the vicarage of Bray, in the same county. Through the kindness of archbishop Secker, he became chancellor of Brecknock, rector of Acton in Middlesex, and prebendary of Canterbury. He subsequently received other preferments, and died Jan. 6, 1795. "He was the charitable divine, the affectionate and active friend, the elegant scholar, the accomplished gentleman." He published some single sermons, and his widow published a volume of his sermons in 1799. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.