William Parry

(1754—1819) Congregational minister and tutor

Related Overviews

Gilbert Wakefield (1756—1801) biblical scholar and religious controversialist


idealism, British

Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (1929—2003) philosopher

See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »


'William Parry' can also refer to...

William Parry (1743—1791) portrait painter

William Parry (c. 1545—1585) spy and conspirator

William Parry (fl. c. 1587—1611) traveller

William Parry (1773—1859) memoirist

William Parry (1687—1756) antiquary

Sir William Edward Parry

Parry, William (1742)

William Parry Murphy (1892—1987)

Sir William Edward Parry (1790—1855) naval officer and Arctic explorer

William John Parry (1842—1927) labour leader and businessman

William Tuthill Parry (1908—1988)

Murphy, William Parry

Jones, Parry (William John)

Cripps, William Parry

Parry, Prof. William

Parry-Okeden, William Edward

Parry, Hon. William Edward

Parry, William Tuthill

Against William Parry


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Philosophy


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

William Parry was born in Abergavenny on 25 November 1754 and died in Wymondley on 9 January 1819. Educated for the Congregational ministry at Homerton College under John Conder and Thomas Gibbons, to whom he expressed great indebtedness, he supplied the church at Gravesend before being called to Little Baddow, Essex (1780–99). From 1799 to 1819 he was Principal of Wymondley Academy, near Stevenage. In 1790 he supported those who sought the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts. In 1792 he published A Vindication of Public and Social Worship against the critique by the Unitarian Gilbert Wakefield; and in 1818 he resorted to block capitals to quash as ‘a groundless calumny, and an absolute falsehood’ (Evangelical Magazine, 1818, p. 172) the rumour that he had himself become an Arian or Unitarian.


From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.