Chishpll, Edmund

Chishpll, Edmund a learned English divine and antiquary, was born at Eyworth, in Bedfordshire, and educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he took the degree of M.A. in 1693. In 1698 he set out to travel in the East, and in the following year was appointed chaplain to the English factory at Smyrna, where he continued until February, 1702. He became vicar of Walthamstow, in Essex, and in 1711 was appointed chaplain in ordinary to the queen. He was presented to the rectory of South Church, in Essex, in 1731, and died at Walthamstow, May 18, 1733. He published A Charge of Heresy Maintained against Mr. Dodwell, etc. (1706), also numerous sermons, and a number of works on classical antiquities. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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