Mcsparran, James, Dd

McSparran, James, D.D.

an English clergyman, graduated M.A. at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1709, and was selected by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts as a missionary over the Narragansett Parish, R.I. He was ordained August 21, 1720, as deacon, by the bishop of London, and September 25 following, as presbyter, by the archbishop of Canterbury. Besides officiating in Narragansett, he was required to preach at Bristol, Freetown, Swanlsey, and at Little Compton. In 1725 he assisted in establishing a Church in New London, Connecticut. In 1736 he visited England, and again in 1754. He died at South Kingstown, R.I., December 1, 1757. He published a work entitled America Dissected, etc. (Dublin, 1753). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5:44.

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