Smith, John (2)
Smith, John (2), an English divine and instructor, was born in Achurch, near Oundle, in 1618. He entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1636, and in 1644 was chosen fellow of Queen's College. He died Aug. 7, 1652. Certain treatises by Mr. Smith were published by Dr. John Worthington (Cambridge, 1660, 4to) under the title of Select Discourses. A second edition, corrected, with a funeral sermon by Patrick, was published at Cambridge (1673, 4to). One of the discourses, that Upon Prophecy, was translated into Latin by Le Clerc, and prefixed to his Commentary on the Prophets (1731). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.; Hook, Ecclesiastical Biography, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.
a learned English divine, was born in Lowther, Westmoreland, Nov. 10, 1659. After being under several teachers, he was for some time at the school of Appleby, whence he went to St. John's College, Cambridge, June 11, 1674. He took his degree of A.B. in 1677, and of A.M. in 1681, and was also ordained both deacon and priest. In the same year he was invited to Durham by Dr. Denis Granville, and in July, 1682, was admitted a minor canon of Durham. About the same time he was collated to the curacy of Croxdale, and in July, 1684, to the living of Witton Gilbert. In 1686 he went to Madrid as chaplain to lord Lansdowne, the English ambassador. In 1694 Crew, bishop of Durham, appointed him his domestic chaplain, collated him to the rectory and hospital of Gateshead in June, 1695, and to a prebend of Durham in September following. In 1696 he was created D.D. at Cambridge, and treasurer of Durham in 1699, to which bishop Crew, in July, 1704, added the rectory of Bishop Wearmouth. He died at Cambridge, July 30, 1715. Dr. Smith was learned, generous, and strict in the duties of his profession. Besides his edition of Bede's History, he published four single Sermons. See Allibone, . Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Biog. Brit.; Hutchinson, Durham, 1, 61; Nicholson, Letters, 1, 224; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.