Hinchcliffe, John, Dd

Hinchcliffe, John, D.D.

was born in Westminster in 1731. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1764 he was appointed head master of Westminster Seminary, in 1766 vicar of Greenwich, and in 1769 bishop of Peterborough. Hinchcliffe was a man of sound scholarship, and especially celebrated as an orator both in the pulpit and in the forum. He died in 1794. He only published three sermons delivered on public occasions. A collection of his Sermons (London, 1796, 8vo) is not without merit, but they certainly did not meet the expectations of his contemporaries. — Hook, Eccles. Biog. 6, 73; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 850.

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