Cowper, Spencer

, D. D. was the second son of the lord high chancellor Cowper, and was born in London in 1713, and educated at Exeter college, Oxford, where he took his degrees, M. A. 1734, and B. and D. D. by diploma 1746. 'Having entered early in life into orders, he obtained the rectory of Fordwich, Kent, and a prebend of Canterbury, which he resigned for the deanery of Durham, which he held till his death, March 25, 1774. He published, 1. “A Speech at the installation of the bishop of Durham,1752, 4to. 2. “A Spital Sermon,1753, 4to. 3. “Eight Discourses,1773, 8vo, and two other occasional Sermons. 2


Hutchinson’s History of Durham. Nichols’s Bowyer.