Chelsum, James Dd

Chelsum, James. D.D., a learned -English divine, was born in 1740, in Westminster, and educated at Westminster school, whence he went to St. John's College, Cambridge. Subsequently he received a studentship in Christ Church College, and resided there many years. He took orders in 1762, and was presented to the college curacy of Lathbury, near Nenwport-Pagnel, and to. the benefice of Badger, in Shropshire, by Isaac Hawkins Browne. He was also presented to the rectory of Droxford, in Hampshire, by Dr. North, bishop of Winchester, whose chaplain he was He died in 1801, leaving an able series of Remarks on Gibbons's Roman History (1772, 8vo; 1878, much enlarged). He is supposed to have .had a share in the collection of papers published at Oxford under the title of Olla Podrida, and to have published an Essay on the History of Mezzoitto. He also made a valuable collection of prints and gems, and published some Sermons SEE ROSE, G. Biog. Dict, 5. v.r. s.v

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