Williams, John (2), Dd
Williams, John (2), D.D.
an eminent English divine, was born in Northamptonshire in 1634. He entered as a commoner of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 651, where he completed his degrees in arts, and was ordained in 1658; was made rector of St. Mildred-in-the-Poultry, London, in 1673; prebendary of Reymere, in St. Paul's, in 1683; became chaplain to William and Mary after the Revolution; was preferred to a prebend of Canterbury, and was Consecrated bishop of Chichester in December, 1696, where he died in 1709. He was the author of, Hist. of the Gunpowder Treason (1679): —
Brief Exposition of the Church Catechism 1690): — Twelve Sermons Preached at the Boyle Lectures concerning the Possibility, Necessity, and Certainty of Divine Revelation (1695-96) and other works.