Townsend, George, Dd
Townsend, George, D.D.
an English divine, was born at Ramsgate in 1788, and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He became chaplain to bishop Barrington in 1822, and was canon of Durham from 1825 till his death, Nov. 23, 1857. He was the author of The Old Testament Arranged in Historical and Chronological Order, on the Basis of Lightfoot's. Chronicle, etc., with copious indexes:— (Lond. 1821, 2 vols. 8vo): the New Testament Arranged in Historical and Chronological Order, etc. (ibid. 1825, 2 vols. 8vo; 5th ed. 1860, imp. 8vo; Amer. ed. of both the foregoing, revised by T. W. Colt, D.D., Boston, 1.837, 2 vols. 8vo): — The Accusations of History against the Church of Rome (Lond. 1825, 8vo; new ed. 1845, 18mo): — Thirty Sermons on some of the most Interesting Subjects in Theology (1830, 8vo): — Plan for Abolishing Pluralities and Non-residence, etc. (ibid. 1833, 8vo): — Life and Defense, etc., of Bishop Bonner (1842, 8vo); Spiritual Communion with God, or the Pentateuch and the Book of Job Arranged, etc. (ibid. 2 vols. roy. 8vo; vol. 1 in 1845; vol. 2, October, 1849): — Historical Researches: — Ecclesiastical and Civil History, etc. (ibid. 1847, 2 vols. 8vo): — Journal of a Tour in Italy in 1850, with an Account of an Interview: with the Pope at the Vatican (1850, 8vo). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.