Unwin, William Jordan, Lld
Unwin, William Jordan, LL.D.
a Church of England divine, was born at Great Coggeshall, Essex, Nov. 29, 1811. He was educated at Totteridge; prepared for the ministry at Rothwell, Highbury College, entering in 1830, and Glasgow University, which he entered in 1833, and where he graduated in 1835, taking the two degrees of bachelor and master of arts. On leaving Glasgow he became pastor of Cutting Lane (now Beaumont) Chapel, Woodbridge; and in 1842 minister of the Independent Congregation, St. Heliers, Jersey. In both spheres of labor he adorned his profession by the consistency of his life, and benefited his people by the earnestness of his preaching. Being eminently fitted by his attainments and predilections for educational work, he was, in 1848, appointed by the Congregationalists principal of the Training Institution, first established in Liverpool Street, and afterwards removed to Homerton College. In these two places, with quiet industry, unflagging zeal, conscientious attachment to Congregational principles, and fervent devotion to the Church, he labored until 1875, when failing health obliged him to relinquish his favorite employment. Numerous works useful for elementary schools proceeded from his pen; also an able letter on Education the Work of the People. Dr. Unwin was remarkable for his conscientiousness, integrity, his vigorous mind, accurate scholarship, firm purpose, and domestic affections. He died in 1877. See Evangelical; Magazine, April, 1877, p. 223.