Otter, William, Dd
Otter, William, D.D.
an English prelate, was born at Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, October 23, 1768. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, of which he became fellow and tutor; was presented to the rectory of Colneworth, Bedfordshire, in 1804, with which he held the vicarage of Sturmer, in Essex; appointed to Chetwynd, Shropshire, in 1810; to Kinlet, in 1816; St. Mark's, Kennington, in 1825; was principal of King's College, London, in 1831, and consecrated bishop of Chichester, October 2, 1836. He died Aug. 20, 1840. Bishop Otter was an accomplished scholar, an able preacher, blameless in life, and held in high esteem by all who knew him. He published three Tracts respecting the Bible Society against bishop Marsh (1812-13): — Life and Remains of E.D. Clarke (1824, 4to; 1825, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Life of T.R. Malthus (1836). After his death a volume was published of his Pastoral Addresses (1841, 8vo). See (Loud.) Gentlemen's Magazine, November 1840, page 539; London Athenceum, 1840, p. 364; The (Lond.) Christian Remembrancer. January 1841, page 1; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.