Todd, Henry John

Todd, Henry John an English clergyman, was born in 1763, and educated at Hertford College, Oxford, whence he proceeded as A.M. in 1786. He became a minor canon of Canterbury Cathedral soon after. In 17.92 he was presented to the vicarage of Milton, near Canterbury, and some years later to the rectory of All-hallows, Lombard Street, London. He was appointed by the archbishop keeper of the MSS. at Lambeth; and in 1820 he was presented, by the earl of Bridgewater, to the rectory of Settrington, in Yorkshire. In 1830 he was collated by the archbishop of York to the prebend of Hushwaite in that cathedral church; and, finally, in 1832, he was appointed archdeacon of Cleveland. He died at Settrington, Yorkshire, Dec. 24,1845. He wrote, Some Account of the Deans of Canterbury (Song of Solomon 1793, 8vso): — Catalogue of Books in the Library of Christ Church (ibid. 1802, 8vo): — Catalogue of the Archiepiscopal Manuscripts in the Library at Lambeth Palace (Lond, 1812, fol.): —Original Sin, Free-will, Regeneration, Faith, etc., as Maintained in Certain Declarations of our Reformers (ibid. 1818, 8vo): —Vindication of our Authorized Translation and Translators of the Bible (ibid. 1819, 8vo): —Observations on the Metrical Versions of the Psalms made by Sternhold, Hopkins, and others (ibid. 1819, 8vo; 1822, 8vo): —Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Right Rev. Brian Walton, Bishop of Chester (ibid. 1821, 2 vols. 8vo): — Account of Greek MSS., Chiefly Biblical, etc. (ibid. 1823, 8vo): — Archbishop Cranmer's Defense of the Doctrine of the Sacrament, with a Vindication of the Author against Lingard, Milner, and Butler (ibid. 1825, 8vo): —Of Confession and Absolution, and the Secrecy of Confession (ibid. 1828, 8vo): Life of Archbishop Cranmer (ibid. 1831, 2 vols. 8vo): Authentic Account of our Authorized Translation of the Bible and of the Translators, etc. (2nd ed. Malton, 1834, 12mo; Lond. 1835, 8vo). See English Cyclop. Biog. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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