Unitarian divine, writer and lecturer. Ordained in 1828. Had ministries in Dublin and Liverpool. Retaining his congregational charge in Liverpool, he was appointed professor of mental and moral philosophy and political economy at the Manchester New College in 1840. Became professor of mental, moral, and religious philosophy in 1857 by which time the college had moved to University Hall, Gordon Square, London. Returned to the pulpit in 1859? as minister of Little Portland Street Chapel, London. Became principal of Manchester New College in 1869. Gave up preaching owing to ill health in 1872.
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