Toulmin, Joshua, Dd
Toulmin, Joshua, D.D.
an English Unitarian minister, was born in London May 11, 1740. Educated at a Dissenting academy, he became minister of a Dissenting congregation in Colyton, Devonshire, and in 1765 of a Baptist congregation in Taunton. Afterwards he adopted Unitarian views from Harvard College in 1794, and in 1804 was chosen one of the ministers of the Unitarian congregation at Birmingham, formerly presided over by Dr. Priestley. Here Dr. Toulmin continued to labor until his death, July 23, 1815. He was an able preacher and an industrious writer. He wrote, Sermons to Youth, etc. (Honiton, 1770, 12mo; 2d ed. Taunton, 1789, 8vo): Memoirs of F. Sotinus (Lond. 1777, 8vo): — Dissertations on the Evidences of Christianity (1785, 8vo): — Review of the Life of John Biddle (1789, 8vo; 1791, 8vo): History of the Town of Taunton (1791, 4to): — Sermons (1810, 8vo): — Historical View of the Protestant Dissenters in England under King, William, (1814, 8vo): — besides single sermons, works, on baptism, etc. See Allibone; Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.