Towerson, Gabriel, Dd
Towerson, Gabriel, D.D.
a learned English divine, was a native of Middlesex, and became a commoner of Queen's College, Oxford, in 1650, where he took his A.M. in 1657. In 1660 he was elected fellow of All-Souls, and entered holy orders at about the same time. He was first preferred to the rectory of Welwvn, in Hertfordshire, and took his degree of D.D. in 1677. An April, 1692, he was inducted into the living of St. Andrew Undershaft, London, to which he was presented by king William. He died in October, 1697, and was interred at Welwyn. His works are, A Brief Account of Some Expressions in St. Athanatsius's Creed (Oxford, 1663, 4to): — An Explication of the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments, and an Explication of the Catechism of the Church of England (Loud. 1676-88, 4 pts. fol.):Of the Sacraments in General, etc. (ibid. 1686, 8vo): — Of the Sacrament of Baptism in Particular among the Heathen and Jews, etc. (1687, 8vo). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. S.v.; Allibone Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.