Flexman, Robert, Dd

Flexman, Robert, D.D.

an English Presbyterian minister, was born at Great Torrington, Devonshire, February 22, 1778. He studied for the ministry at Tiverton Academy; in 1730 was ordained at Modbury; next spent five years at Crediton, and four years at Chard, and settled at Bradford, Wilts, in 1739. In 1747 he removed to Rotherhithe, London. In 1783 his health failing, he resigned, and the Church was dissolved, but he continued the morning lecture at St. Helen's. He afterwards preached occasionally as health permitted. His published works were varied. He was a man of prodigious memory, which secured him the task of compiling the general index to the journals of the House of Commons from 1660 to 1697. He published sermons, tracts, and several important biographical sketches of distinguished ministers. He died June 14, 1795. See Wilson, Dissenting Churches, 4:361-366.

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