George Burder

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George Burder, 1812 mezzotint by Henry Hoppner Meyer, after Henry William Pickersgill.

George Burder (June 5, 1752 in London – May 29, 1832) was an English Nonconformist divine.


Burder was born in London on the 5 June 1752. In his early twenties he was an engraver, but in 1776 he began preaching, and was minister of the Independent church at Lancaster from 1778 to 1783. Subsequently he held charges at Coventry (1784–1803) and at Fetter Lane, London (1803–1832). He was one of the founders of the British and Foreign Bible Society, the Religious Tract Society, and the London Missionary Society, and was secretary to the last-named for several years. As editor of the Evangelical Magazine and author of Village Sermons, he commanded a wide influence. He died on the 29 May 1832 and the next year A Life (by Henry Forster Burder) was published.[1]

George Burder was born in London on May 25, 1752 according to his memoirs on this webpage:

One of his grandsons, George Bernard Burder (1814 - 1881) converted to Roman Catholicism and became Abbot of Mount Saint Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire.[2]