Burder, Henry Forster, Dd
Burder, Henry Forster, D.D.
an English Congregational minister, was born at Coventry, Nov. 27, 1783. He became a devoted Christian at the age of ten, received his preliminary education at Coventry and Homerton, and his ministerial training at Hoxton College and at the University of Glasgow. On returning home, Mr. Burder became a tutor at Wymondley for a year; then copastor at Thomas Square, Hackney; and, on the death of his senior, he succeeded to the sole pastorate. While at Hackney he was chosen to fill the chair of philosophy and mathematics at Hoxton and Highbury colleges, which he occupied from 1807 to 1829, when he resigned the professorship. In his seventieth year he retired to Hatcham, near Peckham, where he died, Dec. 29, 1864. The high regard cherished towards Dr. Burder by the people of Hackney was manifested in their presenting him with a purse of £1000 when he relinquished his ministry with them. This money he applied to the founding of the " Henry Forster Burder Scholarship " of New College, value £30 per annum, and tenable for three years. Dr. Burder published, Lectures on the Pleasures of Religion (1823, 8vo):-Lectures on the Essentials of Religion (1825, 8vo) :-Mental Discipline (5th ed. Lond. 1846, 8vo), to which is appended an Address on Pulpit Eloquence, by the Rev. Justin Edwards:- also some other works. See (Lond. ) Cong. Year - book, 1866, p. 239; Allibone, Diet. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.