Fawcett, John, Dd

Fawcett, John, D.D.

an eminent Baptist minister, was born in Yorkshire Jan. 6,1739, joined a Baptist church in 1758, and was ordained minister at Wainsgate in 1764. Here he opened an academy, at which many ministers were educated, among them Ward of Serampore. He was a self-taught, but well informed man; in theology he was a moderate Calvinist. He died July 25, 1819. He published The Sick Man's Friend (1774) :-Hymns (Leeds, 1781, 12mo) Essay on Anger (Leeds, 1787, 12mo):-Devotional Family Bible (1807-11, 2 vols. 4to).-Jones, Christian Biography, s.v.; Jamieson, Cyclop. of Biography, p. 194.

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