Leigh, Sir Egerton

Leigh, Sir Egerton an English nobleman, who flourished towards the close of the last century, is noted for his piety and charitable acts. He was a member of the "London Missionary Society" from its very infancy (1795), as he was, indeed, the friend of every cause connected with the glory of God and the good of souls. "He devoted," says Morison (Fathers and Founders of the London Miss. Soc. p. 554), "much of his time, property, and influence to the spread of evangelical religion both at home and abroad, and was so zealous in the cause of his divine Master as occasionally to merge the baronet in the humble preacher of the cross of Christ."

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