Kedington, Roger (DNB00)


KEDINGTON, ROGER (d. 1760), divine, a native of Suffolk, was educated at Bury St. Edmunds grammar school and at Caius College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow. He graduated B.A. in 1733, M.A. in 1737, and D.D. in 1749. He obtained the rectory of Kedington, Suffolk, where he died on 25 March 1760 (Gent. Mag. xxx. 202). Cole (Addit. MS. 5874, f. 37), who describes him as a ‘tall, jolly, and well-looking Person,’ says he destroyed himself in a fit of insanity.

Kedington published:

  1. ‘On the Folly of Heathenism and Insufficiency of Reason in Religious Enquiries, and consequent necessity, truth, and excellency of the Christian Religion,’ 4to, Cambridge, 1753.
  2. ‘Christianity as taught in Scripture; Sermons,’ &c., 8vo, Cambridge, 1754; 2nd edit., enlarged, London, 1757.
  3. ‘Jacob's difficult Prophecy, “Naphtali is a hind let loose, he giveth goodly words” (Gen. xlix. 21), made out and explained,’ 8vo, London, 1758.
  4. ‘Critical Dissertations on the Iliad of Homer,’ 8vo, London, 1759.

[Kedington's Works.]

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