Jacobson, William, Dd

Jacobson, William, D.D.

an English prelate, was born at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in 1803. He matriculated at St. Edmund's Hall in 1823, migrated shortly afterwards to Lincoln College, on obtaining a scholarship there, and, in 1829, having taken his degree, became a fellow of Exeter. He was made bishop of Chester in 1865, and died at Oxford, July 12, 1884. The chief works of bishop Jacobson were his new edition of Nowell's Catechisms, his reprint in six volumes of the Works of Bishop Sanderson, and his edition of the Remains of Clement, Ignatius, and Polycarp (1838; 4th ed. 1866, 2 volumes). (B.P.)

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