Hinton, John Howard

Hinton, John Howard an eminent English Baptist minister, was born at Oxford, March 24, 1791. He received his collegiate education at the University of Edinburgh, and having decided to. enter the ministry in the Baptist denomination, began his labors at Haverford-West, where he remained for some time, and then removed to Reading. Subsequently he accepted a call to become the pastor of a large congregation worshipping in Devonshire Square, Bishopsgate, London. In 1831 he visited America. Returning to England, he once more took up his residence in Reading, where he became again a pastor, though not of the same church with which he had before been connected. Here for several years he continued to reside, until he retired from the pastorate and removed to Bristol. He died there, December 17, 1873. Mr. Hinton was a somewhat voluminous writer. Among the works which he published were his Memoirs of William Knife a distinguished Baptist missionary to the West Indies: — A history of the United States (2 volumes, 4to), of which several editions have been published: — Theology: — Elements of Natural History, besides many smaller productions on the voluntary principle in education and religion. His works have been collected in seven volumes. (J.C.S.)

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