Parsons, John, Dd

Parsons, John, D.D.

an English prelate, was born at Oxford, July 6, 1761. He graduated from Wadham College; was chosen a fellow of Balliol; and appointed to the college livings of All-Saints' and St. Leonard's, in Colchester. He was recalled to Oxford by his election to the-mastership of Balliol, November 14, 1798; received the office of vice-chancellor in 1807; was promoted to the deanery of Bristol in 1810; instituted to the vicarage of Weare, Somersetshire, in 1812; and consecrated bishop of Peterborough in 1813. He died March 12, 1819. Bishop Parsons was an humble Christian, a ripe scholar, an able preacher, and a wise administrator. See The (Lond.) Christian Remembrancer, June 1819, pge 384; November, page 669.

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