Brock, William (1), Dd
Brock, William (1), D.D.
an eminent English Baptist minister, was born at Honiton, Devonshire, February 14, 1807. After serving as an apprentice for seven years to a watchmaker, he went to Hertford, where he was converted, and subsequently united with a Church in London. Soon after he entered upon a course of study at Stepney College, and before completing the full term of four years he accepted a call to a Church at Norwich, beginning his ministry there May 10, 1833. Here he remained about fifteen years, at the end of which period, at the earnest solicitation of his friend, Sir Morton Peto, he removed to London, where he became the pastor of the Church worshipping in Bloomsbury Chapel. For twenty-five years Dr. Brock ably and with great success discharged the duties of his sacred office, and was a trusted and honored leader in all the great enterprises of his denomination in England. Among the productions of his pen during this period was his Life of General Havelock. He resigned his pastorate on account of his health in 1872, and died November 13, 1875. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. p. 140. (J.C.S.)