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Ryland, John, d.d.

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a learned English Baptist minister, was born at Warwick, January 29, 1753. His father was a fine scholar and able minister, and taught his son Greek and Hebrew and Scripture history. He was baptized at fourteen, and began to preach in 1778, in and around Northampton, as his father's assistant; then as co-pastor, aiding his father in his academy, in which young men were trained for the ministry. In 1786 he was sole pastor at Northampton. In cooperation with Carey Fuller, Sutcliffe, and others, he originated the Baptist Missionary Society, October 2, 1792. He became president of the Baptist College, Bristol, and pastor of the Broadmead Chapel in that city in 1794. In 1815 he became secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society. He died May 25, 1825. Dr. Ryland wrote, Memoirs of Robert Hull, of Drusby: A Candid Statement of the Reasons which Induce the Baptists to Dijers from their .Christian Brethren: some Sermons: and nearly a hundred Hymns, which appeared in magazines, signed "J.R. jun." These have been published in a neat volume by Daniel Sedgwick.


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ryland, John, d.d.'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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