Haweis, Thomas an English theologian, was born at Truro/Cornwall) in 1734. He was first apprenticed to a druggist, but afterwards studied at Christ College, Cambridge, and took the degree of B.L. He soon after entered the Church, and became assistant of Madan, chaplain of Lock Hospital. The latter afterwards gave him the rectorship of All-Saints' (Northamptonshire); and the countess of Huntingdon gave him also the direction of several chapels she had erected, and of her seminary for theological students. He became director of the London Missionary Society at its foundation, and died Feb. 11, 1820. He published several books of practical, but not of scientific value; among them are History of the Church (Lond. 1800, 3 vols. 8vo): — Life of the Rev. William Romaine (Lond. 1798, 8vo): — State of the Evangelical Religion throughout the World (8vo): — The Evangelical Expositor, a Comment on the Bible (Lond. 1765, 2 vols. fol.: of little value): — New Translation of the New Testament (Lond. 1795, 8vo): — Communicant's Companion (Lond. 1763, 12mo; often reprinted): —
Fifteen Sermons (new ed. Oxford, 1835, 12mo). See Rose, New Genesis Biog. Dict.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 23, 624.