Marryat, Zephaniah, Dd
Marryat, Zephaniah, D.D.
an English Independent minister, was born about 1684. He was first an assistant preacher at Union Street, Southwark, with Mr. Samuel Palmer, who had a controversy with the Reverend John Wesley's father, and succeeded as sole pastor in 1710. He became a master of Greek literature. In 1720 he acquired reputation by a published work, The Exalted Savior, intended to correct prevailing errors on the Trinity. He superintended a large charity-school in Gravel Lane, and preached a Sunday-evening lecture at Lime Street. In 1743 he was chosen divinity tutor at an academy held in Plasterers' Hall, and was very successful. He was also one of the Merchant Lecturers. He died suddenly, September 15, 1754. See Wilson, Dissenting Churches, 4:199.