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Joseph Stennett

STENNETT, Joseph. b. Abingdon, Berkshire, 1663; d. Knaphill, Buckinghamshire, 11 July 1713. He was educated at Wallingford Grammar School. He moved to London in 1685, joining the Seventh Day Baptist Congregation at Pinners’ Hall, Broad Street in 1686 and becoming pastor there in 1690. As a Seventh Day Baptist, he was free to preach in other chapels in London on Sundays, and he became widely known and respected as an eminent nonconformist. He married Susanna, daughter of George Guill, a Huguenot refugee, becoming the brother-in-law of Daniel Williams (founder of Dr Williams’s Library) who married Susanna’s sister Jane. Stennett was an older contemporary of Isaac Watts*, and his hymns are...

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