Was born in Philadelphia in April, 1748. He entered the University of Pennsylvania at the age of seventeen. About the close of the year 1770, he repaired to England for holy orders, and was ordained a deacon in the month of December of the same year. In April, 1772, he received priests orders and returned to Philadelphia. He was appointed chaplain to Congress, and in April, 1779, was elected rector of Christ church and St. Peter's, in which charge he remained the whole of his professional life. In 1786 he was Bishop of Church in Pennsylvania. He soon after proceeded to England for consecration, along with Dr. Provost, who had been appointed to the same station in New York, which sacred commission he received on the 4th March, 1787. He died on the 17th July, 1836, aged 88. [P. 16.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.