Berriman, John (DNB00)

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BERRIMAN, JOHN (1691–1768), divine, born in 1691, was the son of John Berriman, a London apothecary, and thus brother of William Berriman, D.D. [q. v.] He was a member of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he matriculated 11 May 1714, proceeding B.A. 1718, and M.A. 1720, was for many years rector of St. Olave's and St. Alban's. He published in 1722 a sermon (on Kings xxi. 12–13) entitled ‘The Case of Naboth considered and compared with that of the Royal Martyr,’ 4to. This was followed in 1741 by ‘Θεός ἐφανερώθη ἐν σαρκὶ, or a critical dissertation on 1 Tim. iii. 16. Wherein rules are laid down to distinguish in various readings which is genuine. … Being the substance of eight sermons preached at the Lady Moyer's lecture in 1737–8,’ 8vo. In 1751 he edited his brother William Berriman's ‘Christian Doctrines explained in Forty Sermons,’ 8vo, and in 1758 he wrote a preface to C. Wheatley's ‘Fifty Sermons.’ He died in 1768.

[Gent. Mag. xxxviii. 590; Rawlinson MSS., fo. 16182, Bodleian Library; British Museum Catalogue.]

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