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Clergyman

Devereaux Jarratt, American clergyman.

Background

Jarratt, Devereaux was born on January 17, 1733 in New Kent County, Virginia, United States. Son of Robert and Sarah (Bradley) Jarratt.

Education

Studied under Alexander Martin, circa 1761.

Career

Tutor in house of John Cannon. Sailed for England, 1762. Ordained as priest by Bishop of Chester in Presbyterian Church, 1863.

Returned to Virginia, 1863, became rector Bath Parish, Dinwiddie County. Carried on reform work in other Virginia counties and North Carolina. Assisted Methodist preacher Robert Williams, 1773.

Took keen interest and regularly attended Methodist confs. although closely associated with Episcopal (Presbyterian) Church Author: A Brief Narrative of the Revival of Religion in Virginia in a Letter to a Friend (sent to John Wesley), 1773. Thoughts on Some Capital Subjects in Divinity in a Series of Letters to a Friend, 1791. An Argument between an Anabaptist and a Methodist on the Subject and Mode of Baptism, reprinted 1814.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Brief Narrative of the Revival of Religion in Virginia in a Letter to a Friend (sent to John Wesley), 1773. Thoughts on Some Capital Subjects in Divinity in a Series of Letters to a Friend, 1791. An Argument between an Anabaptist and a Methodist on the Subject and Mode of Baptism, reprinted 1814.

Connections

Married Martha Claiborne.

father:
Robert Jarratt

mother:
Sarah (Bradley) Jarratt

spouse:
Martha Claiborne.