Simpson, Robert, Dd
Simpson, Robert, D.D., a Scottish divine and instructor, was born at Little Tillerye, near Milnathort, in Kinross-shire, Feb. 15, 1746. Having completed his academic studies, he preached in Yorkshire and Lancashire, and was for several years pastor of a Church at Bolton-le-Moors, near Manchester. He went to London in 1786, where his preaching attracted considerable attention. He was chosen president of the Dissenting school afterwards known as the Hoxton Academy, and applied himself wholly to this work. His health failing in May, 1817, he tendered his resignation, although he continued to lecture his classes as often as illness would permit. He died Dec. 21, 1817.