Snape, Andrew

Snape, Andrew, a learned English divine, was born at Hampton Court, and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, where he received his degree of A.B. in 1693, of A.M. in 1697, and a fellowship. He went to London, was elected lecturer of St. Martin's in-the-Fields, and afterwards. held the rectory of St. Mary-at-Hill. He was created D.D. in 1705, and represented Cambridge in that faculty at the Jubilee at Frankfort in 1707. In this year, on the breaking out of the Bangorian controversy, he took part against Hoadly; but the latter's interest at court prevailed, and Dr. Snape was removed from the office of chaplain to the king. He had been installed a canon of Windsor in 1713 and on Feb. 21, 1719, was elected provost of King's College. In 1723 he served as vice-chancellor of the university. He was for a short time rector of Knebworth, Hertfordshire, and afterwards (1737) of West Ildesley, Berkshire, which latter he retained until his death, Dec. 30, 1742. Dr. Snape was for several years headmaster of Eton school. He was a man of great learning, of an amiable temper, and had a great zeal for the principles of the Church of England. He was the editor of dean Moss's Sermons: — the author of a Letter to the Bishop of Bangor, during the Bangorian controversy, which passed through seventeen editions in a year: — Sermons (1745, 8vo), by Drs. Berriman and Chapman. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.

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