Orme, William

Orme, William a noted Scotch divine, was born at Falkirk, Scotland, in 1787. He removed early to Edinburghs where he was apprenticed to a wheelwright in 1800. He then joined the Independents, and in 1805 entered as a student for the ministry in a class supported by Mr. Haldane. He became minister of a Congregational Church at Perth in 1807; removed afterwards to London, and was appointed minister of a congregation at Camberwell, and foreign secretary to the London Missionary Society. He died in 1830. He wrote Bibliotheca Biblica, a select list of books on sacred literature, with notices, etc. (Edinb. 1824, 8vo): — Life of Baxter (in Baxter's Practical Works [Lond. 1830, 23 vols. 8vo] vol. i): — Memoirs of the Life Writings,: and Religious Connections of John Owen, D.D. (ibid. 1820, 8vo): — Remarkable Passages in the Life of William Kiffin (ibid. 1823) Memoirs, including Letters and select Remains of John Urquhart (ibid. 1827, 2 vols. 12mo): — The Ordinance of the Lord's Supper illustrated (1826, 12mo): — Memoir of the Controversy respecting the Heavenly Witnesses, 1 John 5:7, including Critical Notices of the Principal Writers on Both Sides of the Question by Criticus (1830, 12mo; new edition, with Appendix by Ezra Abbot, N. Y. 1866, 12mo). See Darling, Cyclop.B ibliog. 2:2248; Nicholls, 2:786, s.v.; Horne, Bibliotheca Biblica (see Index); Christian Examiner,: 1866 (May), p. 398. (J. N. P.)

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