Blackett, Cuthbert Robert

Blackett, Cuthbert Robert an English Congregational minister, was born at the Abbey Mill, near Durham, Nov. 10, 1806. He became a Christian at fifteen years of age, and subsequently devoted himself to the ministry. He studied first under Mr. Scott at Rowell in 1823; entered Hoxton Academy in 1825, and Highbury College or Academy in 1826. Having completed his studies, he preached at Burslem. and at Stone, and was settled at Southminster, in Essex, in 1828. For five years he preached in a large room, but in 1833 a chapel was completed, and he was ordained to the pastorate. He removed to Burnham Market, Jan. 28, 1838, where he remained till Aug. 15, 1852, when he resigned, and sailed from Sunderland, Sept. 11, 1852, as a missionary to Australia, arriving at Melbourne Jan. 3, 1853. He died there, April 3, 1853. His mind and preaching were characterized by great solidity. As a man he was greatly beloved, and his consistency of character was a theme of praise among those who knew him best. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1854, p. 218, 219.

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