Burton, Hezekiah Dd

Burton, Hezekiah D.D., an English divine, was educated at Maidalen College, Cambridge, of which he became fellow and tutor. In 1667 he was made chaplain to lord-keeper Bridgman, who also appointed him prebendary of Norwich and rector of St. Mary's, Southwark. In 1668 he shared with Tillotson and Stillingfleet in the Bridgman treaty, designed to comprehend dissenters in the Church of England. The plan, though favored by the more enlightened churchmen, and also by Bates and Baxter, fell through from the bigotry of extreme partisans on both sides. In 1680 he became rector of Barnes, Surrey, and died in 1681, leaving Discourses (2 vols. 8vo, Lond. 1684), published by Tillotson, with an Introduction, after Burton's death. — Hook, Eccl. Biog., 2, 304; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliographica, 1, 520.

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