Clagett, William, Dd

Clagett, William, D.D., a divine of the Church of England, was born at St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, 1646; entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1659; and took his degrees there, the final one of D.D. in 1683. After preaching seven years in his native town he became preacher of Gray's Inn, London, and rector of Farnham Royal in 1683. He died March 28, 1688. Among his writings are, A Discourse concerning the Operations of the Holy Spirit, against Dr. Owen (Lond. 1680, 2 vols. 8vo); Sermons (Lond. 1704-1720, 4 vols. 8vo); and several pamphlets on the Romish controversy. — Kippis, Biographia Britannica, 3. 592 sq.; Darling, Cyclopedia Bibliographica, 1, 666.

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