William Goode

GOODE, William. b. Buckingham, 2 April 1762; d. London, 15 April 1816. He followed his father in his business, but had what JJ called (p. 441) ‘a strong inclination for Holy Orders’, rising early in the morning to study Hebrew. He was educated for a time by William Bull of Newport Pagnell (1738-1814), the friend of John Newton* and William Cowper*, before entering Magdalen Hall, Oxford (JJ, p. 441; in his funeral sermon Daniel Wilson gave Magdalen College; 1781-84, BA 1784, MA 1787. See below). He took Holy Orders (1786), serving a curacy in Buckinghamshire (Wilson; JJ gives Abbot’s Langley, Hertfordshire) before becoming curate to William Romaine* at the joint parish of St...

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