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John Jennings

(1687—1723) Independent minister and tutor


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John Jennings was born in Leicestershire, probably at West Langton. He died at Hinckley on 8 July 1723. After training under Timothy Jollie at Attercliffe Academy, Sheffield, he filled the vacancy left by his father (John Jennings, 1634–1701, one of those ejected from their Anglican livings in 1662) as dissenting minister at Kibworth Harcourt, and in 1715 he established an academy there. He moved with his students to Hinckley in 1722 but died soon afterwards. His most famous student, Philip Doddridge, who briefly succeeded him at Kibworth, acquired some of his library.

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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