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William Jesse

(1737-1814), Calvanistic clergyman; curate and lecturer

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William Jesse, by Johann Carl Bock, after  L. de Longastre - NPG D36519

William Jesse

by Johann Carl Bock, after L. de Longastre
line engraving, published early 19th century
NPG D36519

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David Gee grandson of Mabel Jesse

20 November 2016, 16:10

William Jesse of West Bromwich 1738 – 1814. Member of Trinity College Oxford. Rector of Hutton Cranswick where he had a museum of birds which he had stuffed. Domestic Chaplain to the Earl of Dartmouth. He lived at the Dower House of the Dartmouth family. He was known as “The apostle of the Wolds” Four thousand people attended his funeral. His portrait was engraved by Lancaster. Author of various theological works. Father of Edward Jesse of Hampton Court whose portrait is included in the collection and Lucy Townsend (née Jesse) slavery abolitionist.

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