Gilpin, William a descendant of Bernard Gilpin, was born at Carlisle, 1724. He became master of the school at Cheam, in Surrey; afterwards vicar of Boldre, and prebendary of Salisbury. He died at Boldre, April 5, 1804. Among his numerous publications are, An Exposition of the N.T. intended as an Introduction to the reading of the Scriptures (Lond. 1811, 2 volumes, 8vo, 4th edit.): — Lives of the Reformers (Lond. 1809, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Sernmons to a Country Congregation (Lond. 1802-5, 4 volumes, 8vo): — Life of Bernard Gilpin (Glasg. 1824, 12mo, new ed.): — Lectures on the Church (Catechism (Lond. 1779, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Observations on Picturesque Beauty (1790, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Moral Contrasts (Lond. 1798, 12mo). — Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.; Rose, New Genesis Biog. Dict. 8:30.