Lowth, William (1661-1732)
LOWTH, William, B.D. a learned divine, born in St. Martin's parish, Ludgate, London, 11th Sept. 1661. He was first educated under his grandfather, the rector of Tilehurst, Berks, and then sent to Merchant Taylors' school, where he so distinguished himself, that at 14 he was elected to St. John's, Oxford. His great merit recommended him to bishop Mew, of Winchester, who made him his chaplain, and gave him a prebend in his cathedral, and the rectory of Buriton, with the chapel of Petersfield, Hants. This worthy and exemplary clergyman died 1732. He is the author of Commentaries on all the Prophets, first published 4to. afterwards folio—a Vindicatien of the Divine Authority and Inspiration of the Old and New Testaments, 12rno. in answer to Le Cierc—Directions for the profitable reading of the Scriptures—sermons, and the character of au Apostolical Church, which engaged him in a controversy with a dissenting minister of Portsmouth, called Norman.
1. A General Biographical Dictionary, Comprising a Summary Account of the Most Distinguished Persons of All Ages, Nations and Professions, 1843, page 581.
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