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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Stebbing (1687-1763), Divine

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.