Cox, Francis Augustus, Dd, Lld

Cox, Francis Augustus, D.D., LL.D.

a distinguished English Baptist minister, was born at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, in 1783. He was brought up religiously, baptized by.his grandfather, entered Bristol College at eighteen, under Dr. Ryland, arid graduated at Edinburgh University. In 1804 he was ordained pastor of the Church at Clipston, Northampton, by Sutcliffe, Fuller, and Robert Hall, and the Church prospered so much a new large chapel had to be built. He next succeeded Robert Hall at Cambridge. In 1811 he became pastor of the Church at Shore Place, Hackney, where also his success was such that in 1812 a new chapel was built in Mare Street. Being settled in London, he took an active part in establishing and conducting the Baptist Magazine, and was connected with numerous philanthropic institutions. He died at Clapton, London, September 5, 1853. Dr. Cox was the author of some valuable works, including an account of his visit to America. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 284.

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