Pratt, John Bennett, Lld
Pratt, John Bennett, LL.D.
a Scottish Episcopal clergyman, antiquarian, and author, was born in the parish of New Deer in 1791. He took the degree of I.A. at Aberdeen, and, after his ordination as deacon in 1821, was sent to Stuartfield, where he served with acceptance four years, and was then chosen as pastor of St. James's Church, Cruden. There he became widely known for his theological learning, literary accomplishments, and professional zeal, and received from bishop Skinner the appointment of examining chaplain. He died at Cruden, Aberdeenshire, March 20, 1869. He was the author of several volumes, among which are, Old Paths- Where is the Good Way? (Oxford, 1840): Buchan, with illustrations (Aberdeen, 1858): — The Druids (Lond. 1861): — Letters on the Scandinavian Churches, their Doctrine, Worship, and Polity: — and several Sermons.