John Pye Smith, an English clergyman, born in Sheffield, May 25, 1774, died in Guildford, Surrey, Feb. 5, 1851. In his 22d year he entered the Independent academy at Rotherham, and in 1800 was chosen classical tutor in the Homerton theological academy. He subsequently became pastor of a church at Homerton, and in 1813 he was appointed divinity tutor. From 1843 to 1850 he was again classical tutor; but on the consolidation of Homerton, Highbury, and Coward academies into New college, he resigned. He was a fellow of the royal and of the geological society. His principal works are: " The Scripture Testimony to the Messiah" (3 vols., 1818-'21; 5th ed., 2 vols., 1808); "Four Discourses on the Sacrifice and Priesthood of Jesus Christ" (3d ed., 1827); "On the Personality and Divinity of the Holy Spirit" (1831); '"The Mosaic Account of the Creation and the Deluge illustrated by the Discoveries of Modern Science" (1837); and "Scripture and Geology" (1839; 4th ed., greatly enlarged, 1848; 5th ed., 1854). - See "Memoirs of the Life and Writings of John Pye Smith," by J. Medway (1853).