Avery, Benjamin

honorificReverend; Doctor
Death: July 23, 1764 in London
Affiliation:

Presbyterian Church

Faith:

Presbyterian

Nationality:

English

Occupation:

Minister, Physician

Biography:

Benjamin Avery was a prominent English minister and doctor who was very involved in Presbyterian and dissenter politics. In 1756, Whitefield enlisted him along with Dennys de Berdt to help Wheelock seek a charter for Moor's Indian Charity School. Although they successfully petitioned Lord Halifax for his support in the British government, the Connecticut Assembly rejected the charter.

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Sources:

Chase, Frederick. A history of Dartmouth College and the Town of Hanover, New Hampshire. 1891. Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 2. “Avery, Benjamin.” Smith Elder 1885. Accessed via GoogleBooks 4/25/2013.