Edmund Chishull was born in Eyworth, Bedfordshire on 22 March 1671 and died in Walthamstow, Essex on 18 May 1733. He received his education at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he was admitted as a Scholar in 1687, graduating BA (1690), MA (1693) and BD (1705). In 1696 Chishull became a probationary Fellow, but left England when he was appointed to a chaplaincy in Smyrna in 1698. During this period of his life he visited Ephesus, Constantinople and much of Eastern Europe, developing serious scholarly interests in the history and antiquities of the Middle East. On returning to England, he preached and taught in London for a few years, before gaining the living at Walthamstow in Essex, where he lived until his death.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.