Doddridge, Philip, D.D. (1702-1751), an eminent Nonconformist minister, was born in London. The Duchess of Bedford offered her influence on his behalf if he would become a Church of England clergyman, but he declined, and joined a Nonconformist body, and was for twenty-two years a pastor at Northampton. He wrote many hymns and treatises, and his Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul and his Family Expositor are well known by name. He also lectured upon many subjects. He went to Lisbon in search of health, and there he died. He was not bigoted, but allowed the use of cards and tobacco.