Wollaston, George, Dd

Wollaston, George, D.D.

an English divine, for some time father of the Royal Society, and sixty-two years member of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, was born in 1738. He was educated at the Charterhouse, and afterwards at Sidney College, Cambridge, where he graduated A.B. in 1758. Such was the high character he sustained, that he was chosen mathematical lecturer; and while at Cambridge he was also engaged in editing Newton's Principia. He was presented to the rectory of Stratford, Suffolk, in 1754; to the rectory of Dengey, Essex, in December, 1762; and to the rectory of St. Mary Aldermary, London, in 1774. He died February 14, 1826. See (Lond.) Annual Register, 1826, page 226.

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