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Clergyman

Richard Peters, British clergyman. member Pennsylvania Council, 1749-1776.

Background

Peters, Richard was born in 1704 in Liverpool, England. Son of Ralph and Esther (Preeson) Peters.

Education

Studied law Inner Temple, London, England. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Oxford (England) University, 1770.

Career

Ordained deacon Church of England, 1730, priest, 1731. Came to American, 1735. Assistant rector Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1736-1737, rector, 1762-1775.

Secretary land office Province of Pennsylvania, 1737-1760. Admitted to Philadelphia bar, 1737. Provincial secretary, private secretary for proprietaries and clerk of council, 1743-1762.

Member Pennsylvania Council, 1749-1776. Made frequent missionary trips to Indians. Rector St. Peter’s Church, Philadelphia, 1762-1775.

Trustee Philadelphia Academy, president of the board of trustees, 1756-1764. A founder Library Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hospital Author: A Sermon on Education, 1751. A Sermon Preached in the New Lutheran Church of Zion, in the City of Philadelphia, 1769, 1769.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Sermon on Education, 1751. A Sermon Preached in the New Lutheran Church of Zion, in the City of Philadelphia, 1769, 1769.

Membership

Member Pennsylvania Council, 1749-1776.

Connections

Married second, Miss Stanley.

father:
Ralph Peters

mother:
Esther (Preeson) Peters

spouse:
Miss Stanley.