King, William, Dd

King, William, D.D.

an English Independent minister, was born in Wiltshire, June 9, 1701. He had pious parents, who educated him at the University of Utrecht, Holland, where he began to preach. He returned to England, and was ordained pastor at Chesham, Bucks, in April 1725. He had offers of preferment in the Church, but being a dissenter from conviction, he refused them. In February 1740, he settled as pastor at Hare Court, London, in 1748 was appointed one of the merchants' lecturers at Pinner's Hall, and delivered one hundred and ninety-two lectures there, the last in January 1769. He was also evening lecturer at Silver Street, and a lecturer at Lime Street. He died March 4, 1769, and was interred at Bunhill Field. See Wilson, Dissenting Churches, 3:299.

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