Denne, John, Dd

Denne, John, D.D.

an English divine and antiquary, was born at Littlebourne, May 25, 1693. He studied in the free schools of Sandwich and Canterbury, and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he became fellow in April 1716; was ordained deacon the same year, and priest September 21, 1718; soon after was nominated by the college to the perpetual cure of St. Benedict's Church, in Cambridge; whence he was preferred, in 1721, to the rectory of Norton-Davy, in Northamptoushire; but this he exchanged, September 30, 1723, for the vicarage of St. Leonard, Shbreditch, in London in 1725 he was appointed preacher of Mr. Boyle's lecture, and continued so for three years. He was promoted to the archdeaconry of Rochester, July 22, 1728; in July 1729, was instituted to the vicarage of St. Margaret's, Rochester; but this he resigned to take possession of the rectory of Lambeth, November 27, 1731. He died August 5, 1767. The following are some of his sermons: A Concio ad Clerum (1745): — Articles of Inquiry for a Parochial Visitation (1732): — A Register of Benefictions to the Parish of Skoreditch (1745). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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