Neve, Timothy (1), Dd

Neve, Timothy (1), D.D.

an English divine, was born at Wotton, in Shropshire, in 1694, and was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge University. After graduation he taught for a while at Spalding, then took holy orders and was made minor canon of Peterborough; while there he was a joint-founder of "The Gentleman's Society," of which he was for a long time secretary. He was afterwards successively prebendary of Lincoln, archdeacon of Huntingdon, and rector of Alwalton, in Huntingdonshire, where he died in 1759. Dr. Neve was chaplain to the bishop of Lincoln, Dr. Thomas, and is spoken of by his contemporaries as a worthy man and a close student. He published one sermon, entitled Preaching with Authority (Oxf. 1747, 8vo), and several astronomical papers which have been republished in this country in the Philadelphia Transactions; also an essay on the Invention of Printing.

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