Shuckford, Samuel, a learned English divine, the time and place of whose birth are unknown. He was educated at Caius College, Cambridge, graduating in 1716. He became successively curate of Shelton, Norfolk, prebendary. of Canterbury (1738), and rector of All hallows, London. He died in 1754. He published a few occasional Sermons (Camb. 1723, 4to; 1724, 4to; 1734, 4to, and later); but he is principally known for his History of the World, Sacred and Profane (Lond. 1743, 4 vols. 8vo, and often since), intended to serve as an introduction to Prideaux's Connection, but he only lived to bring it down to the time of Joshua. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Hook, Eccles. Biog. s.v.