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BERRIAN, William, clergyman, born in New York city in 1787; died there, 7 November 1862. He was graduated at Columbia in 1808, ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1810, and became assistant minister of Trinity parish in 1811; was elected rector of Trinity Church in 1830, and trustee in 1832, both of which offices he held until his death. His continuous connection with this parish era-braced a period of fifty-one years, broken only by a brief settlement in Belleville, New Jersey, and two journeys abroad. He published " Travels in France and Italy" (New York, 1820) ; "Devotions for the Sick Room "; "Enter Thy Closet "; "Family and Private Prayers "; "Historical Sketch of Trinity Church " (New York, 1847), "Recollections of Departed Friends" (1850) ; "On Communion" ; and "The Sailor's Manual." He also edited the works of Bishop J. H. Hobart, with a memoir (3 vols., New York, 1833).
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