Scott, John (1), Dd

Scott, John (1), D.D., a learned English divine, son of Thomas Scott (grazier), was born in the parish of Chippenham, Wiltshire, in 1638. Not being intended for a profession, he served an apprenticeship in London, much against his will, for about three years. He quitted his trade and went to Oxford, entering as a commoner of New Inn in 1657. He left the university without taking a degree, and being ordained, came to London, where he officiated in the perpetual curacy of Trinity in the Minories, and as minister of St. Thomas's in Southwark. In 1677 he was presented to the rectory of St. Peter le Poor in London, and was collated to a prebend in St. Paul's Cathedral in 1684. In 1685 he was made both B.D. and D.D. In 1691 he succeeded Sharp, afterwards archbishop of York, in the rectory of St. Giles in the Fields; and in the same year was made canon of Windsor. He died in 1694, and was buried in St. Giles's Church. He wrote, The Christian Life (pt. i, 1681, 8vo; pt. 2, 1685; pt. 3, 1686): — two pieces against the Romanists (1688): — Sermons, etc. His whole Works, including Sermons, etc., were published in 2 vols. fol. in 1704.

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