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William Beveridge (bishop)

William Beveridge (bishop)
William Beveridge
Born 1637
Died March 5, 1708

William Beveridge (1637–1708) was an English Bishop of St Asaph.


He was born at Barrow, near Leicester, and baptised there on 21 February 1637. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge,[1] and was rector of Ealing, 1661–72, and of St. Peter's, Cornhill, London, 1672–1704, when he became bishop. He died in London March 5, 1708.

During his lifetime Beveridge refused to sit for his portrait, [2] but following his death Benjamin Ferrers, a relative, painted one, now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, from his corpse.[3]


In his day he was styled "the great reviver and restorer of primitive piety" because in his sermons and other writings he dwelt on the Church of the early centuries. His collected works (incomplete) are in the Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology in 12 volumes (Oxford, 1842–48). They contain six volumes of sermons, and in addition:

  • The Doctrine of the Church of England Consonant to Scripture, Reason, and the Fathers: A Complete System of Divinity (2 vols.);
  • Codex canonum ecclesiæ primitivæ vindicatus ac illustratus, with the appendices, I. Prolegomena in Συνοδικὸν, sive pandectas canonum; and II. Præfatio ad annotationes in canones apostolicos (2 vols.);
  • Private Thoughts on Religion, and Church Catechism Explained.

His Institutionum chronotogicarum libri duo, una cum totidem arithmetices chronologicæ libellis (London, 1669) was once an admired treatise on chronology.


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Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Hooper
Bishop of St Asaph
Succeeded by
William Fleetwood

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