Webster, William, Dd

Webster, William, D.D.

a learned English divine, was born in 1689. He was educated at Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1711. He became curate of St. Dunstan in the West, London, in 1715; was removed in 1731; became curate of St. Clement Eastcheap in 1732; rector of Deptden, Suffolk, in 1733; resigned his curacy and rectory for the vicarages of Ware and Thunderidge. He died December 4, 1758. He was the author of The Clergys Right of Maintenance Vindicated: — Two Discourses, on the nature of error in speculative doctrines and the doctrine of the Trinity (1729): — A Translation of Simon's New Testament (1730): — The Fitness of the Witnesses of the Resurrection of Christ Considered (1731): and several other works, chiefly pamphlets of temporary interest. He also edited the Life of General Monk (1725); and conducted The Weekly Miscellany for a short time, beginning in 1733. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.

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