Sherlock, William, Dd

Sherlock, William, D.D., a learned English, divine, was born in Southwark, London, in 1641. educated at Eton, and thence removed to Peter House, Cambridge, in May, 1657. He was made rector of St. George's, Botolph Lane, London, in 1669. In 1680 he received the degree of Doctor of Divinity, and in 1681 was collated to a prebend of St. Paul's. He was master of the Temple in 1684, and as the rectory of Therfeld, Hertfordshire. Refusing to take the oaths at the Revolution, he was suspended; but complying. in 1690, he was restored, and became dean of St. Paul's in the following year. He died at Hampsteald, June 19, 1707 and was interred in St. Paul's Cathedral. More than sixty of his publications are given, of which we notice the following: Discourse concerning the Knowledge of Jesus Christ, etc. (Lond. 1674, 8vo); Defense and Continuation of the same (ibid. 1675, 8vo): —The Case of Resistance to the Supreme Powers Stated, etc. (ibid. 1684, 8vo).

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