island, where he starved and was afterwards found dead, on his knees, stiffened
in a praying posture, with his hands lifted to heaven.
S. Josias Welch, the third son, was a man highly favoured of God,.... and
commonly called 'the Cock of the Conscience,' because of his extraordinary
talent in awakening and arousing the conscience of sinners. He was extremely
troubled with doubts about his own salvation. He was still young when he
Whitaker, William, D.D. See under NOWELL.*
u. Alexander Nowell,* D.D.
Wilkins, John, D.D., Bishop of Chester. See under Dod.*
g. John Dod.*
Witsius, Herman, D.D. (16361708, aet. 72). Born in Friesland, a premature child.
Was always puny in stature, but had vast intellectual abilities. Was Theological
Professor at Utrecht. His fame was European. Till within a little before his
death he could easily read a Greek Testament of the smallest type by
[g.] A most pious minister.
u. The learned Peter Gerhard.
[2S., 3 s.] His family consisted of two sons, who died young, and of three
remarkably pious and accomplished daughters.