Hughes, Obadiah, Dd

Hughes, Obadiah, D.D.

an English Presbyterian clergyman, descended from a distinguished Puritan family, was born at Canterbury in 1695. He completed a liberal education in Scotland. He was first assistant minister, then co-pastor at Maid Lane, Southwarkl, and lecturer at Old Jewry. In 1721 he married the sister of the lord mayor of London, and used the riches she brought him in doing good. He was one of the preachers at Salters' Hall in 1734 against popery. He preached the funeral sermon on the death of Reverend Samuel Say, in 1743, at Westminster, and the church there called him to succeed Mr. Say in the pastorate. He suffered much from the death of friends, and himself died December 10, 1751. See Wilson, Dissenting Churches, 4:96.

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