Rowland Williaris, an English clergyman, born at Halkyn, Flintshire, Aug. 16, 1817, died at Broad Chalk, near Salisbury, Jan. 18, 1870. He graduated at Cambridge in 1840, and became fellow and in 1842 tutor of his college, took orders, and was active in connection with reform at Cambridge. In 1850 he became vice principal and professor of Hebrew in the Welsh theological college of St. David's at Lampeter, and chaplain to the bishop of Llandaff. He was appointed select preacher at Cambridge in 1854. The views on revelation, inspiration, etc, expressed in his sermons, met with much opposition. In 1859 he was appointed vicar of Broad Chalk, and he resided there from 1862. Dr. Williams was one of the authors of the volume of "Essays and Reviews" (1860), and for this was prosecuted in the court of arches and condemned in December, 1862; but the judgment was reversed by the privy council in February, 1864. His other works are: "Rational Godliness, after the Mind of Christ and the Written Voice of the Church " (sermons at Cambridge, 1856); "Christianity and Hinduism Compared" (1856); "Broad Chalk Sermon-Essays, on Nature, Mediation, Atonement, and Absolution " (1867); the " Hebrew Prophets, translated afresh" (2 vols., 1868-'71); "Owen Glendower, a Dramatic Biography, and other Poems" (1870); and "Psalms and Litanies" (4to, 1872), edited by his widow, who has also published his "Life and Letters" (2 vols., 1874).