Cruttwell, Clement (DNB00)
CRUTTWELL, CLEMENT (1743–1808), author and compiler, commenced his career as a surgeon at Bath, where he published his ‘Advice to Lying-in Women’ in 1779. He soon afterwards took orders. He published Bishop Wilson's Bible and works, with a life, in 1785. He then began his ‘Concordance of the Parallel Texts of Scripture,’ which he printed in his own house, and on its completion his health was so broken down that he went to the baths of Saint-Amand for a cure. His ‘Gazetteer of France’ (1793) and ‘Gazetteer of the Netherlands’ (1794) were succeeded by his ‘Universal Gazetteer’ (1798), an enormous compilation, of which the entire edition was quickly sold out. He was engaged on a second edition of this great work, which was to contain thirty thousand fresh articles, when he died suddenly while on the way to his native town, at Froxfield in Wiltshire, in August 1808.
[Gent. Mag. September 1808.]