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SECT. II, Socinian Controversy.

Lælius Socinus, Servetus

241, 243

Sociniapism in England we


Dr. Priestley becomes its champion

P.: 248

Publications of Mr. Lindsey, Gilbert Wakefield 251, 252

Dr. Belsham's attack on Mr. Wilberforce - 953


Academy at Homerton, Hoxton - . 258, 268

New college at Hackney, academy at Daventry 265, 268

Western seminary, Axminster academy .. ; 271, 273

Yorkshire seminary, seminary at Newport Pagnel 276, 279

At Gosport, Warrington academy : 281, 282,

Baptist academies, seminaries in Wales. - 287, 295

- SECT. II. Revieio of Seminaries. .' . 294


. -SECT. I. Numbers and Rank.

Causes of increase, causes of decrease .. 311, 318

List of dissenting churches -


View of different communions ..!

SECT. IL Labours and Support of Ministers.

Funds and benefactors -

- . • ' 357

5?. SECT. II. Public Services and Associations.

Addresses to the king-


Effects of the arian controversy - I n 370

Irreligion in the academies . .


Influence of the independents ,


Religion of the baptists, quakers, and methodists . 376

Decision of character produced by Dr. Priestley, 379

Establishment of the missionary society

Village preaching, religion of the independents 387, 389

Of the independents, of the methodists

390, 391



Life of Dr. Benson, John Mason

397, 402

Dr. Chandler, Dr. Lardner, Dr. Langford 404, 409, 411

Dr. Furneaux, Job Orton, Dr. Price 414, 416, 421

Dr. Fordyce, Dr. Priestley, Dr. Guyse 425, 429, 438

Dr. Wilton, Thos. Strange, Samuel Brewer 444, 448, 455

Isaac Toms, Dr. Gill, Robert Robinson 459, 464, 468

John Ryland, Dr. Stennett, Samuel Pearce 475, 477, 480

State of religion in England, in Scotland

483, 487

In Ireland, in America

• 491, 193

Influence of Dissenters



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gion in

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ABNEY, sir Thomas IV. 3 England, state of reli-
Address to king Wm. JI. 144

II. 308
- to queen Mary 11. 146

IV. 35
- to queen Anne JI. 150

IV, 483
to George I. III. 363 Evans, Dr,

III. 449
to George II. III. 371


II. 199
America, state of reli-

Fordyce, Dr.
II. 42

ģion in

I, 486
Foster, Dr.
IV. 49
Gale, Dr. Joha

III. 421
Arminian controversy IV, 225

'Gaunt, Mrs.

II. 306
Arian controversy III. 213

Gill, Dr.

. IV. 464
1. 141 Guyse, Dr.

IV. 438
Baxter, Richard II. 188
Bates, Dr.

Harris, Dr.
· II. 20

III, 459
Benson, Dr.

IV, 3

Hartopp, sir John IV. 1
Bennet, Benjamin III, 42

Henry, Philip . II. 209
Bendish, Mrs. . IV. 2

- Matthew 11. 289
Board, dissenters II, 14

Hollis, Thomas
Bradbury, Thomas III. 48


Brown, Simon

II. 455

Howe, John
Brewer, Samuel IV, 455
Bunyan, John II, 248

Burgess, Daniel II. 276


1. 123

Influence of dissenters IV. 496
Calamy, Dr. Edmund III. 452 Ireland, state of religion II, 404
1, 388

IV. 73
Clarke, Matthew 111. 435
Crisp, Dr.

I. 399
Cromwell, Richard II. 298

Keach, Benjamin II. 363
Cruso, Timothy

II, 254

Langford, Dr. IV, 411
Davis, of Rothwell 1, 388 Lardner, Dr. IV. 409
Defoe, Daniel IV. 12 Liberty, religious 1. 178
Dissent, controversy on III. 179

III. 115
IV, 209

IV. 146
Deistical controversy III. 250 Lisle, lady

II, 304
Doddridge, Dr.

III, 484
Ellys, rir Richard IV. 6 Marshall, Walter II. 238



IV. 491

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IV. 10


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Methodists, wesleyan III. 33

calvinistic Ilf. 75
Moravian brethren III. 101
Neal, Daniel III. 460

Orders, dissenting I, 419
Orton, Job

IV, 416
Outward state of dis-

II. 92
III. 314

IV. 311
Owen, Dr.

II. 235


II. 1
III. 264

IV. 258
Scotland, state of reli-
gion in

II. 316
IV. 50

IV. 487
Shower, John

III. 412
Smith, Jeremiah III. 433
Socinian controversy IV. 241
Stennett, Joseph II, 285

IV, 477
Strange, Thomas IV, 448
Swedenborgians IV. 126



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Pearce, Samuel IV. 480
Pomfret, Samuel III. 424
Priestley, Dr.

IV. 429
Price, Dr.

IV. 421

I. 157
Reasons of dissent 1. 286
Religion, state of among

II. 155
III. 76

IV. 369
Reynolds, Thomas III. 445
Robinson, Robert IV. 468
Rowe, Mrs.

IV. 31
Ryland, John IV. 475

Veil, De

II. 267
Warren, Thomas. II. 243
Watts, Dr, Isaac III. 467
Williams, Dr. Daniel III. 417

Joseph. IV. 14
Wilton, Dr.

IV. 444
World, state of reli-
gion in

II. 457
Wright, Dr. Samuel III. 464

**** The authors regret that they have been prevented by the uner-
pected quantity to which the last volume has extended, from giving
as they designed, a list of the Subscribers' names.


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This celebrated baronet was born about the year 1637. His father was one of the first English gentlemen honoured with the new title. He married the daughter of Charles Fleetwood, esq. but was, in 171), deprived of this lady, whom Dr. Watts de scribes in her funeral sermon as a woman of eminent religion. From the same writer we learn, that sir John TM joined the independent church over which Dr. Owen presided, and continued an honourable member, under successive pastors, to the day of his death.” Boldly patronising the despised cause of the dissenters, amidst the fiercest persecutions, he was a devout and diligent attendant on their public worship, till the infirmities of years confined him to his private and domestic devotions. He frequently instructed his family by reading to them the discourses which he had written from the lips of the first preachers in his early days; and to him we owe many of those which are contained in the folio volume of sermons and tracts by Dr. Owen, with whom he maintained the most endeared friendship.


Elected by the freeholders of Leicestershire, as their representative in parliament, he displayed a most ardent zeal for the religious and civil liberties of his country, and became a strenuous advocate for the bill which was to have excluded James the se. cond from the throne. For this reason the whole weight of the court was employed to prevent his reelection ; but the Hartoppians, as they were called, prevailed, and he was thrice returned member for the county. This popular patriot and pillar of the dissent lived to the advanced age of eighty-five, and terminated his labours on the first of April, 1722.

Dr. Watts, who had entitled Lady Hartopp's funeral sermon « The last enemy conquered," published one for the baronet in the form of a treatise, on 56 The Happiness of separate Spirits.” The character which the preacher gives his deceased friend, claims a place in this memoir. “When I name sir John Hartopp, all who knew him will agree that I name a gentleman, a scholar, and a Christian. He shone with eminence among persons of birth and title, while his obliging deportment rendered him easy of access to all his inferiors, and the delight of all his friends. He had a taste for universal learning; mathematics were a favourite study with him in his youth, and even in his old age he maintained his acquaintance with the heavenly bodies. But the Book of God was his chief study, his divinest delight. The Bible lay open before him day and night. Desirous of seeing what the Spirit of God said to men in the original languages, he commenced some acquaintance with the Hebrew, when he was more than fifty years old, and kept his youthful know. ledge of the Greek. He took pleasure in the doce

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