William Homes

Homes, William, a divine well known in America, was born in the north of Ireland in 1663. He received a liberal education, when a young man removed to New England, and there taught school for three years. He returned to Ireland, and was ordained at Strabane in 1692. Again removing to New England in 1714, he settled as a minister in Chilmark, where he died 20th June 1746, aged about 83, He was the author of sermons on the Sabbath, Secret Prayer, Church Government, as well as other theological works. His son, Captain Robert Homes, married a sister of Benjamin Franklin.


37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.