Jebb, John (1), Md, Frs

Jebb, John (1), M.D., F.R.S.

a Socinian writer, was born in London in 1736. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and Peterhouse, Cambridge, of which latter he became fellow. He was made rector of Ovington, Norfolk, in 1764, but, having changed from orthodoxy to Socinianism, he declined any longer serving the Church, and resigned in 1775, to apply himself to the study of medicine. He died at London in 1786. His writings have been published entire, entitled Works, Theological, Medical, etc., with memoirs by John Disney, D.D. (London, 1787, 3 vols. 8vo). See A Letter to the Rev. Mr. Jebb with Relation to his Sentiments, etc. (Lond. 1778, 8vo); Resignation no Proof, a Letter to Mr. Jebb, by a member of the University of Cambridge (London, 1776, 8vo); A Letter to the Rev. John Jebb, M.A., etc. (Lond. 1776, 8vo); Atkins, General Biography; Hoefer, Nouv. Biogr. Géneralé, 26, 609; Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, 1, 957..

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