Percy, William D.D., a somewhat noted Episcopal clergyman, was born in Warwickshire, England, in 1744; was educated at Edmund Hall, Oxford, and after having taken holy orders in 1767, filled a number of ecclesiastical posts in the Church of England until 1816, when he came to America, and was made rector of St. Paul's Church, Radcliffeborough, South Carolina. In 1819 he returned to England, and died at London. He published, An Apology for the Episcopal Church, in a series of letters on the nature, ground, and foundation of the Episcopacy: — The Clergyman's and People's Remembrancer. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, vol. Episcopalians, p. 293-96.