Grosvenor, Benjamin, Dd
Grosvenor, Benjamin, D.D., an eminent Dissenting minister, was born in London Jan. 1,1675, and educated at the academy at Attercliffe, Yorkshire. Mr. Grosvenor entered upon his public ministry in the year 1699 as a Baptist. Soon after this he was chosen to succeed Mr. Slater as pastor of the Presbyterian congregation in Crosby Square. To this charge he was ordained July 11,1704. His popularity as a preacher, his solid judgment, added to a lively imagination, his graceful elocution, and fervent devotion, occasioned his being appointed to take a part in several important lectures which were then carrying on in the metropolis. In 1730 the University of Edinburgh presented him with the degree of D.D. He continued at Crosby Square till the year 1749, when age compelled him to relinquish his pastoral office. He died October 27,1758. A catalogue of his published pieces, chiefly occasional sermons, amounting to about thirty in number, may be found in Wilson, History of Dissenting Churches. A volume of his Sermons, with a Memoir by J. Davies, was published in 1808 (Newport, 8vo). — Jones, Christian Biography; Skeats, Free Churches of England.