Norton, William, Lld

Norton, William, LL.D.

an English Baptist minister, was born December 25, 1812, at Woodhouse, Norfolk. He studied at a private school in Norwich and at Stepney College. In 1835 he offered himself as a missionary for India, but was refused on account of his health. From 1836 to 1840 he was a pastor; in 1839 became joint editor of the Primitive Communionism, and in 1841 of the Primitive Church Magazine; in the same year he was, with others, the founder of the Baptist Tract Society, and its editor until 1870. He died August 12, 1890. He translated the New Testament into the Spanish language, compiled a selection of 1113 hymns, and was the author of Responsibility. See (English) Baptist Year-book, 1891, pages 149, 150.

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