Divine; entered St Catharine Hall, Cambridge, 1704; BA, 1708, MA, 1712, DD, 1730; fellow, 1710, and incorporated at Oxford, 1738; elected preacher to the Society of Gray's Inn, 1731; chaplain to George II
1732; installed archdeacon of Wiltshire, 1735; chancellor of Sarum, 1739; rector of Redenhall, Norfolk, 1748, until his death; a controversial speaker and writer who attacked Benjamin Hoadly
, George Whitefield
(q.v.) and Warburton
, his own writings included A Rational Enquiry into the proper Methods of Supporting Christianity ...
, 1720, An Essay concerning Civil Government ...
, 1724, and An Apology for the Clergy of the Church of England ...
, 1734; an early collection, The Works of Henry Stebbing
, published 1737.This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake,
Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.