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Belsham, Thomas, theologian, was born in 1750 at Bedford. In 1778 he became the pastor of a Worcester dissenting body, and in 1781 resident tutor of the Daventry Theological Academy. From being a Calvinist he turned in 1789 to Unitarian, and in 1794 succeeded Priestley in the Gravel-pit Unitarian chapel, Hackney, afterwards removing to the Essex Street chapel, where he remained until his death in 1829. Among his published writings the chief were Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, and Memoirs of Theophilus Lindsey - his predecessor in the Essex Street chapel pulpit.