Chapman, John, Dd
Chapman, John, D.D., an eminent English theologian, was born at Strathfieldsaye in 1704; studied at King's College, Cambridge, and in 1739 became rector of Mersham, in Kent, from whence, in 1744, he removed to the rectorship of Alderton. He afterwards became archdeacon of Sudbury, and treasurer of Chichester, and died Oct. 14, 1784. The most important of his works are: Eusebius; or, the true Christian's Defence against a late Book entitled the Moral Philosopher [by Dr. Morgan] (1739-41, 2 vols. 8vo); Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Antiquity, revised and corrected, with Additions (Lond. 1743, 8vo); Expedienacy and Credibility of Miraculous Powers among the primitive Christians after the Decease of the Apostles (Lond. 1752, 4to).
— Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, 1:632; Hook, Eccl. Biography, 3:554.