Price, Thomas, Lld
Price, Thomas, LL.D.
an English Baptist minister, was born at Bristol, April 21, 1802. He was converted at fifteen, and baptized in Broadmead Chapel by Dr. Ryland. In 1820 he studied in the Bristol Academy, and afterwards at the Glasgow and the Edinburgh universities; was ordained in 1824 copastor of the Devonshire Square Church, London, and in 1826, became pastor. He delivered popular lectures, which he published in two volumes in 1836, with the title, A History of Protestant Nonconformity. He resigned his pastorate the same year, and became one of the founders of the Anti-State Church Association, now the Liberation Society; he was appointed treasurer, and was one of the society's most zealous advocates. A disease in his throat utterly incapacitated him from public speaking, so he devoted his energies to the founding of the Dissenters and General Fire and Life Assurance Company. He also became proprietor and editor of the Eclectic Review, which he conducted for nineteen years. In 1848 he became a confirmed invalid, and died May 29, 1867. See (Lond.) Baptist Hand- book, 1868, page 125.