Marsden, Jb

Marsden, J.B.

an English divine, was born about 1803. He graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1827, and was ordained to the curacy of Burslem, Staffordshire, from whence he removed to the curacy of Harrow, Middlesex. From 1833 to 1844 he held the rectory of.Tooting, Surrey, during the minority of his successor. From 1844 to 1852 he was vicar of Great Missenden, Bucks, and from 1852 to his death, in 1870, incumbent of St. Peter's, Birmingham. Mr. Marsden published, The History of the Early Puritans, from the Reformation to the Opening of the Civil War: The History of the Later Puritans, from the Opening of the Civil War to 1662: The Churchmanship of the New Testament: Discourses for the Festivals of the Church of England: The Law of Fasting, as set forth in Holy Scripture, a pamphlet: — Sermons: The Coming of Christ: Sermons from the Old Testament: Christian Churches and Sects: Life of the Reverend Samuel Marsden, of New South Wales: Life of the Reverend Hugh Stowell, of Manchester: Two Sermons on the Life, Ministry, and Death of the Reverend Richard Marks, author of The Retrospect. He was also editor of the Christian' Observer from 1859 to 1869. Although not gifted as a preacher, he was a ripe scholar, and his writings demonstrate his ability as an author. See (Lond.) Christian Observer, August, 1870, page 633; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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