James MacSparran ( - 1757):
Cleric, Church of England
James MacSparran was born in Dungiven, County Londonderry, and was educated in Glasgow. In 1720 he was ordained in the Church of Ireland and frequently spoke and preached in Irish. He went to America as a missionary on Rhode Island where he entertained Bishop Berkeley. In 1737 he gained a Doctorate of Divinity from Oxford. He published, among other works, America Dissected in 1753. He died in Rhode Island.