Van Mildert, William, Dd

Van Mildert, William, D.D.

a bishop in the Church of England, was born in London in 1765. He studied some years at the Merchant Taylors School, and then entered Queen's College, Oxford. Having taken his degree, been ordained in 1788, and served some time as curate, and afterwards as incumbent of the living of Bradden, Northamptonshire (1795), he was in 1796 presented to the rectory of St. Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London. He also, in process of time, obtained the vicarage of Farmingham, Kent. In 1812 he was elected preacher of Lincoln's Inn; in 1813 was appointed regius professor of divinity in Oxford; in 1820 was consecrated bishop of Llandaff; and in 1826 was transferred to Durham. He died Feb. 21,1836. Bishop Van Mildert was distinguished for his theological writings, embracing his Boyle Lectures (1802-5): — his Bampton Lectures (1814): — his edition of the writings of Dr. Waterland: — and his Sermons preached at Lincoln's Inn. He was eminently generous. See Church of England Magazine, 1. 21; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Auth. s.v.

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