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though Mr. Farmer himself ranked with the Independents to the last. As he advanced in life, he gradually remitted of his employment as a preacher; and in 1772, resigned the afternoon service at Salters'-Hall. Of this eminent person we shall have occasion to speak more fully hereafter.
Hugh WORTHINGTON, the present pastor at Salters’Hall, is a native of Leicester, where his father, the Rev. Hugh Worthington, was many years a respectable Dissenting minister, till his death, Oct. 29, 1797, at the advanced age of 86. Mr. Hugh Worthington, jun. was educated for the ministry, at Daventry, under Dr. Caleb Ashworth; and about the year 1773, settled at Salters'-Hall, as assistant to Mr. Spilsbury, whoin he succeeded in the pastoral office. He was set apart to this work, on the 15th of May, 1782; Mr. Michael Pope proposed the questions, and received the answers ; Dr. Kippis preached; and Mr. Worthington, sen. gave the charge. Mr. Worthington was, also, for several years morning preacher at Hanover-street, till he resigned about four or five years ago. His services at Salters'Hall are contined to the afternoon, excepting on the first sabbath in the month, when he preaches in the morning, and administers the Lord's-Supper. He was one of the last Tuesday lecturers at Salters’-Hall; and is at present one of the lecturers at the same place, on a Lord's-day evening, and on a Wednesday evening. (1)
Robert JACOMB.—He is descended from the ejected minister of the same name, and was ordained at Salters'
(1) Mr. Worthington has published several single Sermons; as one entitled, A good Character better than a great Fortune, preached May 28, 1775.-One for the Benefit of the Gravel-lane Charity School.--Another against Popery, November 5, 1778.-A Funeral Sermon for the Rev. Francis Spilsbury, preached May 17, 1782 : To which is added, an Oration delivered at his Interment.-An Address at the Interment of the Rev. Thomas Toller. 1795.-Also, A Treatise on Fluxions, and Conic Sections, &c.
Hall, joint-pastor with Mr. Worthington, on May 15, 1782. After continuing in this connexion about eight years, he removed in 1790, to Wellingborough, in Northamptonshire, and thence, after a short time, to Leicester, to be colleague with the Rev. Hugh Worthington, sen. upon whose death, in 1797, he succeeded to the whole charge. Mr. Jacomb continued at Leicester till 1803, when he resigned the pastoral office, and retired to Bath, where he now resides without any stated charge.
Robert WINTER, pastor of a congregation at Hammersmith, became morning-preacher at Salters'-Hall, in 1790, in the room of Mr. Jacomb. In this connexion be continued thirteen years, but resigned at Lady-day, 1803, having just before relinquished the congregation in Hanover-street, to which place he had removed from Hammersmith. After a short tinie, he removed to the Isle of Wight, where he was settled about two years, when he accepted an invitatiou to return to London, as the successor to Mr. Thorp, at New-court, Carey-street, Lincoln’s-innfields, where he is the present minister. During his time the morning congregation at Salters'-Hall was very large and respectable.
JOHN SAVILLE.- After a vacancy of nearly two years and a half, which operated greatly to the injury of the morning congregation, Mr. John Saville, late a student at Homerton academy, was chosen morning-preacher, in the autumn of 1805. The congregation, which was then very much diminished, is still in a low state.
-HALL, on the south side of Cloak-lane, Upper Thames-street, was another of the city halls appropriated to the use of Nonconformists. The earliest account that can be appointed concerning this place is, that it was occupied during the reign of Charles II. by the congregation under the care of Mr. Thomas Cole, a celebrated Independent minister, and one of the Merchants' lecturers at Pinners’-Hall. He was ordained at this place in February, 1674. How long Mr. Cole preached at Cutlers’-Hall, seems uncertain; but his congregation must have removed to another place some time previous to his death, which happened in the year 1697. At this time Cutlers’-Hall was occupied by another Independent congregation, under the pastoral care of Mr. Thomas Beverley; but whether he gathered the Society, or succeeded some other minister, seems uncertain. His congregation is said to have dissolved in 1697.
Thomas BeverLEY.-Concerning the history of this person, we can state but few particulars. There was a Mr. John Beverley, who was pastor of the Independent church at Rowell, during the inter-regnum ; but whether he was any way related to our author, we cannot take upon us to say. Thomas Beverley appeared upon the public stage in the reign of James II. as the interpreter of prophecy. In the year of the Revolution, 1688, he wrote a tract to prove that the Papacy could survive but nine or ten years; and so prepossessed was he with this notion, that almost each succeeding year produced some prophetical calculation, till
CUTLERS'-HALL, CLOAKLANE.-- Independent, Extinct.
he had the mortification to see the time pass by, and himself convicted for a false prophet. Dr. Beverley, for such he was called, though whether he took a degree in medicine, or any other science, we are not able to determine, was a warm admirer of the Revolution, and of its glorious hero King William, to whom he dedicated his prophecies. He seems to have thought that the political hero was the grand harbinger of the kingdom of Christ, and his millenial reign; and that England was the favoured spot from whence it was to be announced. His visionary notions led him to build aerial expectations, which ended in his disappointment and confusion.
Dr. Beverley, besides being pastor of a congregation at Cutlers'-Hall, was one of the Lord's-day morning lecturers at. Fetter-lane, along with Mr. Stephen Lobb, and some other Independent ministers. In the controversy that followed the publication of Dr. Crisp's works, Dr. Beverley took some share. The pamphlets he published upon this occasion, hold him up in the light of a reconciler between the two parties, for which, it is probable, he received the thanks of neither. His own sentiments seemed to lean towords the Crispian side of the controversy ; he nevertheless speaks respectfully of Mr. Williams, as also of Mr. Baxter, whom he unites with Dr. Crisp, as two persons of estimable memory, whose spirits were with Christ, and their seemingly different apprehensions perfectly reconciled, and concentrated in pure and unmixed truth.*
Dr. Beverley resigned his charge of the congregation at Cutlers'-Hall, in 1697. To this · he was, probably, impelled by the non-fulfilment of his prophetical calculations ; for in that year was to have been the commencement of the millenial reign of Christ; but Providence having deferred that important event to a much later period, Dr. Beverley, with the vexation arising from disappointment, retired into
• Conciliatory Discourse upon Dr. Crisp's Sermons.
the country, and settled, we believe, at Colchester, or in the neighbourhood, where he was living a few years
afterwards. We know nothing further respecting him, excepting that he published a considerable number of pamphlets, the titles of which shall be specified below. (K)
(K) Works.-1. The Command of God to come out of Babylon. 1687.— 2. The great Revolution in this Nation according to Revelation xvii. 16, 17. in Pursuance of a Discourse published twelve Months past, viz. “ The Command of God to his People to come out of Babylon;" wherein is fully proved that the Papacy can survive but nine or ten Years. Dedicated to the Prince of Orange. 1688.-3. Jehovah Jireh ; in the Mount the Lord will be seen.-4. The Blessing of Moses on the Tribe of Asher, Deut. xxxiii. 15. -5. Gospel Grace of Faith, in its Nature opened, John xvii. 7, 8.–6. Faith by which we are justified in a Scripture Sense, Rom. v. 1.-7. A Conciliatory Discourse upon Dr. Crisp's Sermons; humbly presented to the Preachers of the Merchants' Lecture at Pinners'-Hall. Part 1 and 2. 1692 —8. The true State of Gospel Faith ; a Conciliatory Discourse upon Dr. Williams's Concessions. 1693.-9. A compendious Assertion and Vindication of the Trinity:-10. An Exposition of the Lord's Prayer, Matt. vi. 9. Luke xi. 1.-11. A brief View of the State of Mankind.-13. A Dis. course of the Doctrine of Holiness, 1 Peter, i, 15.–13. A Discourse of several Sermons on the Sacrament.–14. A Discourse of Evangelical Repentance unto Salvation, not to be repented of. 2 Cor. vii. 10. To which is subjoined, a Discourse on Death-bed Repentance, 'Luke xxii. 39. 1693.15. A Sermon on the Death of the Queen, 1694.-16. A Discourse of the Greatness of the Soul.-17. The Loss of the Soul opened and demonstrated : a Sermon at the Lord's-day Morning Lecture, in Fetter-lane, Matt. xvi. 26. 1694-18. The Pattern of the Divine Temple, &c.—19. The Line of Time from the first to the last Sabbatism.-20. The Scriptural Line of Time, &c. -91. The prophetical History of the Reformation, &c.-22. A Scheme of Prophecies to be fulfilled. 1696.-23. A fresh Memorial of the Kingdom of Christ.—24. A Table of Sabbatical Time, &c.--25. A Discourse upon the Power of the World to come.--26. A Discourse of Miracles, and the Kingdoma of our Lord Jesus Christ.--27. A Model of Gospel Sanctification, &c. -28. The Catechism of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.–29. Christianity the great Mystery.-30. Apology for the Hope of the Kingdom of Christ, appearing within this approaching Year, 1697 ; wherein some of the principal Arguments for such an Expectation are briefly couched, and greater Objections answered. Presented to the Notice and Examination of the Archbishops and Bishops in Parliament last. 1696.-31. The Kingdom of Jesus Christ entering its Succession. 1697.-39. A Scriptural Proof from