Lethbridge, Joseph Watts (DNB00)

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LETHBRIDGE, JOSEPH WATTS (1817–1885), dissenting divine, born at Plymouth 20 Jan. 1817, entered Cheshunt College in 1842, and in 1846 Lady Huntingdon's connexion, in which he laboured at Kidderminster, and afterwards at Melbourne, Derbyshire (1850–5). Migrating to the independents, he was placed in charge of their church at Byfield, Northamptonshire, whence he removed in 1862 to Leicester, and thence in 1868 to Wellingborough. He retired in 1883, and died 27 July 1885.

Lethbridge published: 1. ‘The Shakspere Almanack for 1849,’ London, 12mo. 2. ‘Woman the Glory of Man,’ London, 1856, 12mo. 3. ‘Loving Thoughts for Human Hearts,’ London, 1860, 12mo. 4. ‘The Idyls of Solomon: the Hebrew Marriage Week arranged in Dialogue,’ London, 1878, 8vo.

[Congregational Year-Book; Brit. Mus. Cat.]

J. M. R.