Richardson, William, Dd

Richardson, William, D.D., an English clergyman, was born in 1698, at Wilshamstead, near Bedford, and educated at Westminster and Emmanuel colleges, Cambridge. He was appointed curate of St. Olave's, Southwark; and lecturer in 1727. He was collated to the prebend of Welton-Rivall, Lincoln, in 1724; was made master of Emmanuel College in 1736, and its vice-chancellor in 1738, and again in 1769; in 1746 he was appointed chaplain to the king. He died in 1775. He published four sermons on The Usefulness and Necessity of Revelation (Lond. 1730, 8vo): — a fifth on Relative Holiness (1733).

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