Wheeler (or Wheler), Sir George, Dd
Wheeler (Or Wheler), Sir George, D.D.
an English clergyman and traveler, was born at Breda, Holland, of English parentage, in 1650. He removed to Kent, England, in childhood; was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford; traveled on the Continent and in the East with Dr. James Spon, of Lyons, in 1675-76; presented a collection of MSS. to the University of Oxford; received the honorary degree of A.M.
from Oxford University; was knighted and ordained in 1683; and, having taken orders, was collated by bishop Crewe to the second prebend in the Cathedral of Durham in 1684. In 1685 he was presented to the vicarage of Basingstoke, Hants; in 1702 was created D.D. by diploma from Oxford, and in the following year received the curacy of Whitworth. In 1706 he was collated to the rectory of Winston, and in 1709 to that of Houghtonle- Spring, which he retained until his decease, Jan. 15, 1724. Dr. Wheeler was the author of, A Journey to Greece (1682): — An Account of the Churches or Places of Assembly of the Primitive Christians (1689): — and The Protestant Monastery; or, Christiana AEconoamics (1698). He was a man of vast research and ability, and a devoted minister and parent. See Church of England Magazine, 8:332.