Cleaver, William (1), Dd

Cleaver, William (1), D.D., an English prelate, was born in 1742. He was educated at the University of Oxford; became prebendary of Westminster in 1784; principal of Brazenose College in 1785; bishop of Chester in 1787, was translated: to Bangor in 1800; to St. Asaph in 1806 and died May 15,1815. Bishop Cleaver was able Greek scholar and an orthodox divine. He published De Rhythmo Graecorum Liber -(Lond. 1789. 8vo): —Sermons (1773, 1791, 1794): — a collection of his own and his father's sermons (1808, 8vo) Sermons on Select Subjects (8vo): — A List of Books Recommended. to the Clergy and Younger-Students in Divinity (Oxford, 1791, 8vo; 3d ed. enlarged, with Doworth's Catalogue of the Christian Writers and Genuine Works of the First Three Centuries, 1808, 8vo). See-(Lond.) Annual Register, 1815, p. 125; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and. Amer. Authors.

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