White Kennett

Bishop Kennett. White Kennett (10 August 166019 December 1728) was an English bishop and antiquarian. He was educated at Westminster School and at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where, while an undergraduate, he published several translations of Latin works, including Erasmus' ''In Praise of Folly''.

Kennett was vicar of Ambrosden, Oxfordshire from 1685 until 1708. During his incumbency he returned to Oxford as tutor and vice-principal of St Edmund Hall, where he gave considerable impetus to the study of antiquities. George Hickes gave him lessons in Old English. In 1695 he published ''Parochial Antiquities''. In 1700 he became rector of St Botolph's Aldgate, London, and in 1701 Archdeacon of Huntingdon.

For a eulogistic sermon on the recently deceased William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, Kennett was in 1707 recommended to the deanery of Peterborough. He afterwards joined the Low Church party, strenuously opposed the Sacheverell movement, and in the Bangorian controversy supported with great zeal and considerable bitterness the side of Bishop Hoadly. His intimacy with Charles Trimnell, bishop of Norwich, who was high in favour with George I of Great Britain, secured for him in 1718 the bishopric of Peterborough. He died at Westminster in December 1728. White Kennett Street, near St Botolph, Aldgate, is named after him. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Kennett, White
Published 1711
printed for J. Churchill, at the Black Swan in Pater-Noster-Row

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by Kennett, White
Published 1707
printed and sold by H. Hills. For the benefit of the poor

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by Kennett, White
Published 1715
printed by T. Wood, and T. Sharpe, for John Churchill, at the Black Swan in Pater-Noster-Row

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by Kennett, White
Published 1706
printed by J. H. for John Churchill, at the Black-Swan in Pater-Noster-Row

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by Kennett, White
Published 1713
Printed for Sam. Buckley, at the Dolphin in Little-Britain

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by Kennett, White
Published 1706
Printed by Joseph Downing, and are to be sold by John Churchill

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by Kennett, White
Published 1709
printed, and sold by A. Baldwin in Warwick-Lane

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by Kennett, White
Published 1728
printed for R. Williamson near Gray's-Inn-Gate in Holborn

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by Kennett, White
Published 1709
printed and sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-side, For the benefit of the poor

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by Kennett, White
Published 1704
printed and sold by H. Hills in Black-Fryars near the Waterside, for the Benefit of the Poor

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by Kennett, White
Published 1717
printed and sold by Charles King
Subjects: '; ...Kennett, White / 1660-1728 / Early works to 1800...

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by Kennett, White
Published 1717
printed for A. Dodd, at the Peacock without Temple-Bar
Subjects: '; ...Kennett, White / 1660-1728 / Early works to 1800...

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by Kennett, White
Published 1704
printed for Awnsham and John Churchill, at the Black-Swan in Pater-Noster-Row

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by Kennett, White
Published 1711
printed, and are to be sold by J. Morphew, near Stationer's Hall