Brown, John, Dd, Vicar of Newcastle
Brown, John, D.D., Vicar Of Newcastle, born in Northumberland 1715, and educated at Cambridge, was made rector of Great Horkeseley, Essex, 1715, and vicar of St. Nicholas, Newcastle, 1758. He committed suicide, in a fit of insanity, 1766. He was an ingenious writer, of more talent than learning. He wrote An Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times (Lond. 1757-58, 2 vols. 8vo), which was very popular; Sermons on Various Subjects (Lond. 1764, 8vo); Essays on Shaftesbury's Characteristics (Lond. 1784, 5th ed.); and other minor works.