Burkitt, William Ma

Burkitt, William M.A., a pious and learned divine of the Church of England, was born at Hitcham, in Suffolk, July 25, 1650, and was admitted at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, in 1664. From the college he came to Bilston Hall, in Suffolk, and was chaplain there. In 1671 he was settled in Milden, in Suffolk, where he remained twenty-one years, as curate and rector, eminently acceptable and useful. In 1692 he became vicar of Dedham, in Essex, where he died 1703. His most important work is Expository Notes on N.T., which has passed through many editions, and is still constantly reprinted (N. Y. 2 vols. 8vo). His Life, by Parkhurst, was published in London (1704, 8vo).

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