Conybeare, John

Conybeare, John D.D., a learned divine and distinguished preacher, was born at Pinhoe, Devonshire, in 1692, and was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, of which he became fellow in 1710. In 1724 he became rector of St. Clement's, Oxford, and in 1727 obtained great celebrity by his visitation sermon on subscription. He was appointed rector of his college in 1730, dean of Christ Church two years after, and finally bishop of Bristol in 1750.

He died at Bath, July 13, 1755. — He published several works, the most important of which are, A Defense of Revealed Religion against the Exceptions of [Tindal's] Christianity as Old as the Creation (Lond. 1732, 8vo): — Sermons (London, 1757, 2 vols. 8vo). — Darling, Cycl. Bibl. s.v.

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