Hooper, George, Dd

Hooper, George, D.D.

An English prelate, born in Worcestershire in 1640, was educated at St. Paul's and Westminster School, and afterwards at Christ Church Oxford. He first became chaplain of Morley, bishop of Winchester, and, later, archbishop Sheldon gave him the living of Lambeth. In 1677 he was appointed almoner of the princess of Orange. On the accession of William, the queen chose Hooper for her chaplain, and he was appointed dean of Canterbury in 1691. In 1703 he was: made bishop of St. Asaph, and in March following was transferred to the see of Bath and Wells. He died at; Barkley, Somersetshire, in September 1727. His principal works are, A fair and methodical Discussion of the first and great Controversy between the Church of England and the Church of Rome, concerning the Infallible Guide (London 1687) — De Valentinianorum Haeresi Conjecturae, quibus illius origo ex Egyptiac Atheologia de ducitur (ibid. 1711) — An Inquiry into Ancient Measures, etc., and especially the Jewish, with an Appendix concerning our old English Money and Measures of Content (ib. 1721). There has been but one complete edition of his. Works, namely, that published by Dr. Hunt, Hebrew professor (Oxford 1757, fol.). See Todd, Lives of the Deansof Canterbury; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 25, 124.

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