Hubbard, John

Hubbard, John an English divine and adherent of the "Independents," was born about 1692. He was at first assistant at a church in Stepney, and after the decease of Dr. Taylor succeeded him as pastor of a congregation at Deptford. This position he held for twenty-two years with distinguished skill, fidelity, and diligence. In 1740 he was appointed to the divinity chair of the academy of the Independents at London. "He applied himself to the duties of this office with exemplary diligence, and the most pleasing hopes were entertained of many years of usefulness; but they were extinguished by his decease in July, 1743." He published Two Sermons at Coward's Lecture (London, 1729, 8vo). Nine of his sermons are in the Berry Street (Coward's Lecture) Sermons (2nd ed. 2 vols. 8vo, 1739). Bogue and Bennett, Hist. of Dissenters (2nd edit.), 2, 219 sq.; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 909.

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