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NameDaniel Williams
DenominationDissenter - Presbyterian
Livedb. ca. 1643-01-01 - d. 1716-01-26 (new)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon 1 on Psalms 11:4 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon 2 on Psalms 11:4 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon 3 on Psalms 11:4 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon 4 on Psalms 11:4 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon 5 on Psalms 11:4 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Joshua 7:10 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Philippians 3:16 -- preacher? (autograph: no)Sermon on Psalms 11:3-4 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermons on 1 Peter 2:7 -- preacher (autograph: uncertain)Sermons on Romans 6:14 -- preacher (autograph: uncertain)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesHand Alley Bishopsgate -- ParishPaved Alley, Lime Street -- ParishWood Street -- ParishDrogheda -- Post
Source of DataJeanne Shami; Hannah Wood
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 29419)
Other NoteDaniel Williams was born at Wrexham, Denbighshire. Where he received his education for the ministry is uncertain, although it is probable that the Restoration and his decision not to conform brought his studies to a premature end. Around 1664 he became chaplain to the countess of Meath in Ireland, preaching to a joint Presbyterian-Independent congregation at Drogheda while in her service. He was called by the congregation at Wood Street, Dublin in 1667. In 1675 he married Elizabeth Juxon (née Meredith). Williams fled to London at the outbreak of the troubles in 1687, where he was twice invited to preach before the lord mayor; both sermons were subsequently published, as were several funerary and thanksgiving sermons he delivered later in his career. In 1688 Williams was called to the Congregational church in Paved Alley, Lime Street, London, a decision that was not unanimously accepted by the congregation. Later that year he became minister Hand Alley, Bishopsgate, remaining there until his death. Williams served as a member of the committee negotiation the Happy Union between the Presbyterians and Congregationalists, and was also one of the managers of the Common Fund (1690) that supported provincial dissent. After the union broke down, Williams engaged in the doctrinal controversy between the Presbyterians and Congregationalists with the publishing of his “Gospel Truth Stated” (1692), “A Defence of ‘Gospel Truth’” (1693), the sermon “Man Made Righteous by Christ’s Obedience” (1694) and “An End to Discord” (1699). Upon the death of Elizabeth in 1698, Williams married Jane Barkstead (née Guill). He was consulted by William III on Irish matters, attempted to prevent the imposition of the Irish sacramental test in 1704, and led the join address of the ‘Three Denominations” on the accession of Anne in 1702. He died on 26 January 1716 in London and was buried in a vault at Bunhill Fields, London. He had no children.
GEMMS record createdApril 05, 2016
GEMMS record last editedAugust 14, 2021