Tucker, Josiah, Dd
Tucker, Josiah, D.D.
a learned English divine, was born at Laugherne, Carmarthenshire, in 1711. He was educated at St. John's College, Oxford, and in 1737 became curate of St. Stephen's Church, Bristol, and was subsequently appointed minor canon in the cathedral of that city. On the death of Mr. Catcott, he became rector of St. Stephen's, and in 1758 was created dean of Gloucester. Mr. Tucker was an able advocate of the great political questions of the day, and was bold and determined in the principles, which he advocated. He died Nov. 4, 1799. He wrote, The Elements of Commerce and Theory of Taxes (Bristol, 1753, 4to): —Six Sermons (1772, 12mo): —four tracts, etc., on political and commercial subjects (Glouces. 1774, 8vo): —besides Treatises, etc. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.