Crawford, William, Dd

Crawford, William, D.D.

an Irish clergyman, was ordained minister of Strabane in 1766. In 1784, upon the request of the synod of Ulster, he undertook the instruction of candidates for the ministry in logic, mathematics, and philosophy, and afterwards enlarged the course of instruction to that of a college course. In 1798 he became pastor at Hollywood, where he died in 1801. Dr. Crawford was a man of considerable learning and great application, but his religious views were decidedly anti-evangelical. He was the author of Remarks on Lord Chesterfield's Letters: History of Ireland (2 volumes): — and published two Sermons, besides translations from Turretine's Dissertations on Natural Theology. See Reid, Hist. of the Presb. Church in Ireland.

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