Pilkington, Matthew an English divine, flourished near the middle of the last century as prebend of Lichfield. He is especially noted as a secular writer. He is also the author of Evangelical History and Harmony (Lond. 1747, fol.), which is executed with great care, and is of some value: —A Rational Concordance (Nottingh. 1749, 4to), which is now extremely scarce: and Remarks upon several Passages of Scripture (Camb. and Lond. 1759, 8vo), which, according to Orme (Bibl. Bibl. s.v.), "contains a considerable portion of valuable matter." Pilkington also published several of his sermons (1733, 4to; 1755, 8vo), etc.