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, LL. D. the youngest son of Dr. Benjamin Hoadly, bishop of Winchester,
, LL. D. the youngest son of Dr.
Benjamin Hoadly, bishop of Winchester, was born in
Broad-street, Oct. 8, 17)1, and educated at Mr. NewcomeY
school in Hackney, where he gained great applause by
performing the part of Phocyas in “
The Siege of Damascus.” In June 1730 he was admitted at Corpus Christi
college in Cambridge, and about the same time at the
Temple, intending to study the law. This design, however, he soon abandoned; for in the next year we find he
had relinquished all thoughts of the law as a profession.
He took the degree of LL. B. in 1735; and, on the 29th
of November following was appointed chancellor of Win-,
chester, ordained deacon by nis father Dec. 7, and priest
the 21st of the same month. He was immediately received
into the prince of Wales’s household as his chaplain, as he
afterwards was in that of the princess dowager, May 6,