William Hinde, A. M.—This pious divine was born at Kendal in Westmoreland, in the year 1569, and educated in Queen's college, Oxford, where he was chosen perpetual fellow. He was highly respected and beloved by Dr. John Hainolds, whose doctrine made so deep an impression upon his mind, that he became the doctor s great and constant admirer. About the year 1603, he left the university, and became minister of Bunbury in Cheshire, where he continued to the end of his days. He was a minister highly esteemed, and, on account of his great piety and frequent preaching, was much followed by persons of serious godliness. The Oxford historian denominates him " a close and severe student, an eminent preacher, and an excellent theological disputant;" and observes, that he had several contests with Dr. Morton, bishop of Chester, about conformity, being esteemed the ringleader of the nonconformists in that county.t Having endured many troubles in the cause of puritanism, he died at Bunbury, in the month of June, 1629, aged sixty years; and his remains were laid in the chancel of his own church.
His Works.—1. The office and use of the Moral Law of God in the days of the Gospel, justified and explained at large by Scriptures, Fathers, and other Orthodox Divines, 1623.—2. A faithful Remonstrance of the Holy Life and Happy Death of John Brucnof BrticnStaplcford, in the county of Chester, Esquire, 1641.—3. Path to Piety, a Catechism.—He also revised, corrected, and published Dr. Rainolds'a " Discovery of the Man of Sin," 1614. And Mr. Robert Cleaver's " Exposition on the last Chapter of Proverbs," 1614.
• White's Treatise, Dedica.
t Wood's Athens Oxon. vol, i.p. 456,457.—Biog. Britan. vol.T. p. 3181. Edit. 1747.