Capper, Francis (DNB00)

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CAPPER, FRANCIS (1735–1818), divine, born 24 Aug. 1735, son of Francis Capper, a London barrister, was educated at Westminster School, and proceeded thence to Christ Church, Oxford (1753). He graduated as M.A. in 1760, being then in holy orders and rector of Monk Soham (October 1759) and Earl Soham (December 1759), Suffolk, benefices which he retained until his death. He had a local reputation as a faithful minister and an upright magistrate. His only contribution to literature was a small tract, entitled ‘The Faith and Belief of every Sincere Christian, proved by references to various Texts of Holy Scripture,’ Ipswich, 12mo. Capper died at Earl Soham 13 Nov. 1818.

[Gent. Mag. vol. lxxxviii. pt. ii. p. 476; Welch's Alumni Westmonast. 360; family memoranda.]

C. J. R.