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A List of STUDENTS educated at the ACADEMY at Daventry under the Pu
tronage of Mr. Coward's Trustees, and under the successive superintendence of the Rev. Calee Ashworth, D. D., the Rev. Thomas Robins, and the Rev. THOMAS BELsham. Communicated by Mr. Belsham.
(Continued from p. 164.) Year of Name.
Remarks. Admission. 1760, d. Thoinas Scrivenor, minister, Wigston; after a few years he quitted the
ministry, and entered into trade at Leicester,
where he soon after died. d. William Denny, m. Conformed, and became curate of Daventry. d. George Checkley, m.
Tiverton. 1761, d. Heory Davis, m.
Assistant Classical Tutor, Bull-House; chap
lain to Hans Busk, Esq., Keighley-NortonHall, Norton ; quitted the ministry; became manufacturer, and failed. He was a most ingenious man, a very popular preacher, and
for many years supported a high reputation. d. Dawson, m.
Idle, in Yorkshire: an excellent mineralogist;
he resigned his congregation, but not his profession ; he became proprietor of considerable iron-works near Bradford ; and al
ways maintained an exemplary character. d. Joan Haywood,
was subject to epileptic fits; he was drowned
as he was bathing, while a student.
Altringham. 1762, d. William Henley, m. St. Neots-Cambridge ; conformed and be
came principal of a college in Virginia ; escaped to England at the Revolution; was presented by Lord Rendlesham (P. Thelluson) to the living of Rendleshan, and through his interest became Principal of the East India College at Hayleybury, in which situation he died; he was a man of elegant
Wilson d. Leonard Munnings 1763, d. Robert Gentleman, m. Shrewsbury New Meeting - Carmarthen, as
Divinity Tutor-Kidderminster: a popular
Loughborough. d. William Raven, m.
died as soon as he had finished his studies. d. Francis Bull, m.
Flower and Weedon; elder brother of W.
Bull: an eccentric character. d. John Wood, m.
Sudbury-Creaton : a truly honest man. 1765, d. John Hughes, m.
Horwich-Bury in Lancashire.
Tutor to Sir John Clark at Enfield,
Bromsgrove ; removed to America with his
family, where they live honourably and have
Remarks. Admission. 1765, Thomas Fuller, Esq. Woodhall, Essex-Hackney—Kensington. 1766, John Ludd Fenner, m. Bicester-Monton—Taunton-Kenilworth. d. Habakkuk Crabb, m. Stowmarket — Cirencester-Wattesfield-Roy
ston. John Bradford,
Oldbury; left off preaching, and became a
schoolmaster near Coventry. d. Richard Darracot, m. Walsall-Fullwood, near Taunton. Thomas Belsham, m. Assistant Tutor in Metaphysics, Mathematics
and Natural Philosophy; in 1778, removed to Worcester; in 1781, returned to Daventry as Principal and Divinity Tutor in succession to Mr. Robins; 1789, resigned on account of becoming an Unitarian ; and appointed Tutor in Metaphysics, Moral Philosophy and Theology at Hackney; 1794, succeeded Dr. Priestley as minister to the Gravel Pit Congregation ; 1805, appointed minister to the chapel in Essex-Street in saccession to Dr.
Disney. d. Josiah Townsend, m. Rotherham-Fairford—Elland ; left off preach
ing and lived at Mansfield. 1767, d. Harry Hunt, Esq.
of Birmingham. Andrew Rogers,
did not finish his studies. d. James Johnstone, M. D. Worcester; died of the gaol fever, which he
caught by visiting the felons. Rice Fellows, Esq. 1768, d. Hugh Worthington, m. the celebrated preacher at Salters' Hall, who
maintained his popularity undiminished up
wards of forty years. Samuel Fawcett, m. Narborough—Beminster ; declined preaching
as a settled minister ; now lives at Yeovil. d. Benjamin Carpenter, m. Bloxham-West Bromwich-Stourbridge
Framlingham. 1769, d. R. Taylor, Esq.
introduced into Parliament the Trinity Doc-
A. D. 1813.
dale, and afterwards at Preston ; he then
Royal College of Physicians. d. Joseph Bowden, m. settled at Call Lane, Leeds, upwards of forty
years; when he resigned, in consequence of increasing infirmities, his congregation made him a liandsome present as a testimony of
their affection and esteem.
quitted on account of ill health.
died in consequence of an accidental injury of
the spine ; an amiable youth. d. T. Davis,
Llanbrinmair. 1771, d. Thomas Northcote Toller, m. Kettering, upwards of forty years ; his con.
gregation, a few years before his death, as a testimony of their respect and gratitude for his long and faithful services, made him a
present of a thousand pounds. Thomas Thomas, m. Wellingborough-Enfield-Wareham. J. Larkcom,
declined the ministry on account of ill health ;
holds a good place in the Excise.
removed to Mr. Rooker's Academy at Brid
port. William Highmore, M. D. near Bath.
John Towgood, Esq. Banker, London. d. John Bowles, Esq.
Barrister ; an active partisan of government;
Commissioner of Bankrupts ; Dutch Commissioner, Dulwich ; a well-known political
character. 1772, d. John Taylor, m.
Classical Tutor; became a Quaker ; and died
at Manchester, where he had kept a school. d. Nathaniel Bogle French, Esq. merchant in London : d. Thomas Hamilton, Esq. lace merchant, Newport-Pagnel. d. Walter Beattie, Esq. lace merchant, Newport-Pagnel.
Thomas Rawlins, m.
d. Samuel Skey, Esq. Spring Grove-Worcestershire. 1773, d. T. Withers, m, d. George Watson, m.
Horwich-Carter Lane-Daventry. d. John Cox, Esq.
son of the celebrated Museum Cox; he died
at Canton, in China, where he was sent to dispose of his father's curious pieces of me
chanism and clock-work. Edward Johnstone, M. D. a celebrated physician at Edgbaston near Bir
mingham; brother to Dr. James Johnstone. T. Davies, m. 1774, d. Timothy Kenrick, m. Assistant Tutor in Mathematics and Natural
Philosophy; settled at Exeter ; became an enlightened and firm Unitarian; opened a respectable academy in conjunction with Mr. Bretland; died suddenly at Wrexham, in the midst of life; three volumes of Exposition of the Historical Books of the New Testament, and two volumes of Sermons have been published since his death, which are highly creditable to his memory : he left two sons, ministers; the eldest, John, the learned Classical Professor of the College at York; the younger, George, set
tled some time at Hull. Joseph Jevans, m. settled at Bloxham; highly respectable ; be
come a Unitarian after mature inquiry; published some short but useful works in
defence of his principles. d. Joseph Bealey, m. Narborough-Cockey Moor-Warrington
Cockey Moor. This excellent man, the bosom friend of Dr. Barnes, having been the greater part of his life a zealous High Arian, became, after very serious and deep inquiry, a decided Unitarian ; and while he was ardently and successfully engaged in the promulgation of Christian truth, it pleased God to take him away, after a short illness,
in the midst of life. d. William Tattersall, M. D. Tewkesbury; he quitted the ministry and stu
died physic, which he practised first in Liverpool and afterwards in London; he wrote a most able reply to a paper of Dr. Ferriar, in the Manchester Philosophical Memoirs, upon the Brain as the Organ of Perception; which reply was not admitted
into the Memoirs, but published separately. d. Samuel Girle, m.
Shieldo-Lancaster, &c.; removed to London,
and preached as an occasional supply. d. John Kings, m.
Bromsgrove- Fairford-Circncester. d. Astley Mcanley, m. Stannington.
Walthamstow-Old Jewry Lecture; a most
admired orator : gave up the ministry, and
died in obscurity. d. Barron French, m.
succeeded his father as schoolmaster at Ware;
died at Paris. Thomas Lee, Esq.
solicitor at Birmingham. Dr. Ashwortli died in July, 1775. Those who entered the Institution subsequently
to this date were pupils of Mr. Robins ; Mr. Toller was the senior student. 1775, d. Nathaniel Nicolls, m. Birmingham. d. Orton Smith,
nephew of the Rev. Job Orton, who was very
desirous of his being a minister ; but he
preferred trade and settled at Bristol. Thomas Burkitt, m. Buckingham-Hinkley-Bedford-Kenilworth. d. Benjainin Davis, m. Assistant Tutor at Carmarthen-Evesham. d. Benjamin Fawcett,
died before he had finished his studies. Abraham Wilkinson, M. D. Kidderminster-Entield-Russell Square. Richards, m.
South Petherton, d. Chadwick, m.
Congleton. d. Slater, m. d. Richard Smalley, m. Darwen: died suddenly. d. William Hawkes, m. removed to Warrington—settled at Manchester. Nath. Highmore, M.D.LL.D. brother of Dr. W. R. Highmore; a midship
man ; took deacon's orders ; practised as a physician at Huntingdon and Odiham with great success ; he took his degree of LL.D. intending to practise in the Ecclesiastical Court, but was not permitted because he
had taken orders. d. John Coles, Esq.
was unfortunately killed on his return from
the West Indies by a broadside from an
which he was for an enemy.
removed to Hoxton : now the respectablc
Unitarian minister of Portsmouth, 1822. William Broadbent, m. Assistant Tutor in the Mathematics and Philo
sophy : removed with the Academy to Northampton; settled at Warrington, where he became decidedly Unitarian, and emi. nently zealous and successful; being supported in his exertions to promote the inte. rest of Christian truth by the active cooperation of the most respectable members
of his congregation. d. Maxwell,
intended for the ministry, but preferred a civil
d. Thomas Wainewright, Esq. 1778, d. W. Browne, m.
merchant, Alderman of London, M.P. 1779, d. John Howard, Esq. son of the celebrated philanthropist ; after
wards sent to Cambridge and Edinburgh ;
irregular ; died insane.
Kingswood, near Birmingham-Carter Lane ;
eminently acceptable ; quitted the ministry;
and became a merchant. J. Geary, m.
Beaconstield. (To be continued.)
Bristol, why it should then only be enthusiasm, SIR,
Feb. 13, 1822. when the votaries of God, when ChrisWE bill of total exclusion which tians converse together with the same
was long ago passed against the zeal, the same interest, the same pleaintroduction of religion into general sure, on God, on religion, on the Founder conversation, and the degree in which of their faith, on his doctrines and preI still observe it adhered to, and even which are equally important, equally ne
cepts; when they talk upou subjects defended as judicious, by serious per. cessary and profitable to us all, however sons, has often both surprised and different our station and calling may be, grieved me. I have thought of ex- which, consequently, should most occupy pressing my sentiinents on the subject our minds, most forcibly affect us; on ihrough the medium of the Reposi- subjects of which all that surrounds us, tory, but having met with a passage all that befals us, is adapted to remind in the excellent sermon of Zollikofer us, and which then only can be truly on “ The difference between Enthu- beneficial and copsoling to us, when they siasm and Real Piety," perfectly suit. are so strictly combined with the whole to any thing that I could have com- neously present themselves to our mind able to iny purpose, and far preferable mass of our ideas and sensations, and posed, I request the favour of its
on all occasious, and have an influence insertion.
on all that we conceive and do? “I proceed to a consideration with “ How ! Shall we enjoy in common the ... respect to which we are apt to confound bounties of our heavenly Father, and at enthusiasm and godliness together. I the same time be ashamed to mention mean such conrersations and speeches him, or mutually to encourage each other as turn upon God, his decrees, his provi- to love him, to obey him, to put our dence, the conuexion of our tempers, our trust in him? How ! Shall we be Chrisfuture destiny, aud, in short, religion and tians, and studiously avoid as it were to Christianity: Indeed the enthusiast and name the name of our Lord and Saviour, the ratioual votary of God and religion to recount the advantages for which we possess this in common, that both are are beholden to him, and which we have prone to converse on those topics which still to expect from him, and to urge one they deem most important, on which another to the resolute and faithful imita. they most frequently meditate from incli- tion of his example ? How ! Shall we pation and choice, by which they are be called to one common everlasting hapmost forcibly affected and penetrated. piness after this life, and now be busily But were this to be a characteristic of employed in capacitating and qualifying enthusiasm, how many should we be able ourselves for the enjoyment of it, and to acquit of that fault? Perhaps none, shall we reckon it as it were a disgrace except those to whom all is indifferent, to exult in common in these glorious who are insensible to all; whose souls prospects and expectations, to soothe and are sunk in a sort of lethargy! For who cheer each other with thein, and, by kind would not fain entertain himself, and suggestions and warnings, to remove the especially his friends and acquaintance, many obstacles and difficulties which lie with discourse on subjects which he best in the way to that happiness ? understands, on which he is chiefly em “Ah, my friends! I fear the total ployed, iu which he is chiefly interested, avoidance or the careful interruptions of the idea of which procures him most such conversatiou in coinpauies of wellpleasure and satisfaction, or ou which he educated and polished persons, proceeds is most in want of the sagacity and ad- much rather from a lamentable indifferrice of others?
ence and insensibility to all that concerns "And who does not thus act frequently God and religion, or from a false and culwith a warm and susceptible heart, with pable shame of being taken for a devout a lively interest in what he sees and and godly man, than from the abuse and bears, without the least apprehension of mistakes to which such conversatious being taxed with enthusiasm ? This is may be liable. the way with the merchant, the artist, “Ought, then, the abuse of a thing to the man of letters, the master, the mis- prevent the proper use of it? Should I, tress of a family, the citizen, when they to avoid the appearance of an affected converse together on what relates to their sanctity and enthusiasm, assume in my kabits of life, their station, their affairs; discourses and actions the character of and it is this alone that gives their con the Jufidel or the Atheist ? Should I, versation interest and animation! Aud because it is wrong to bring forward such bow tell me, I pray, my pious friends, conversation by all kinds of forced ap