Avery, Benjamin

honorific(s): Reverend; 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.

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.