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Samuel Fancourt

(1678—1768) librarian and Presbyterian minister


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Samuel Fancourt was born in the West Country and died in London on 8 June 1768. He was a minister and tutor at Salisbury from 1718 to 1730. After leaving Salisbury, in consequence of a controversy on free will and predestination, he moved to London, where he started a circulating library. He later went bankrupt and was taken care of by some dissenting ministers until his death at the age of ninety.

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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