Conybeare, William Daniel

Conybeare, William Daniel dean of Llandaff, was born at his father's rectory, St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate, June 7, 1787. He entered Christ Church College, Oxford, in January, 1805, and took his degree of B.A. in 1808 and M.A. in 1811. Mr. Conybeare was one of the earliest promoters of the Geological Society, and the important services he has rendered to geological science may be seen in his numerous papers printed in the society's "Transactions." In 1839 he was Bampton lecturer, and was made dean of Llandaff in 1845. He died near Portmouth, Augo 12, 1857. Besides his numerous writings on geological topics, he published The Christian Fathers during the Ante- Nicene Period (Oxf. 1839, Bampton Lecture, 8vo); Elementary Course of Theological Lectures (Lond. 1836, sm. 8vo).

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