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the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, George Benson (search)
elieve me to be, Sir, Your faithful and much obliged humble servant, M. Glocester. We may add to the author's friends and occasional correspondents among distinguished churchmen, Hoadley, Butler, and Law,—names which may rather be said to confer honour on the elevated stations to which they were raised, than to receive honour from them. In the list of subscribers to Dr. Benson's posthumous History of the Life of Christ, we also observe the Bishops of Lichfield and Worcester; Shute Barrington, afterwards Bishop of Durham; Newcome, then Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, afterwards Archbishop of Armagh; figuring along with Lardner, Fleming, Kippis, Price, and many other Reverends by courtesy of that day, but as good bishops as themselves notwithstanding. When, however, we contrast these things with the strange outcry which has recently been excited, when two bishops subscribed to a volume of sermons published by a Unitarian minister, we are constrained to acknowledge our a
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, John Shute, (search)
John Shute, Afterwards Viscount Barrington, was born in 1678, at Theobalds, in Hertfordshire. He was the third son of Benjamin Shute, an eminent merchant, and was descended from an ancient family of considerable note, some of whom had in later years been more worthily distinguished by their attachment to the cause of civil and religious liberty. His immediate ancestors were connected with the Nonconformists in the period of their adversity, and he himself was trained up in an early adheand arrived at high stations in their respective departments. The eldest, who, of course, succeeded to his father's honours, filled successively the offices of Secretary at War, and Chancellor of the Exchequer; another became a Judge, and a third a General, a fourth an Admiral, and the youngest, Shute Barrington, who entered the church, was raised to the Bishopric, first of Llandaff, afterwards of Salisbury and of Durham; in which last eminent station he died, at a very advanced age, in 1826.