Josiah Ticker, a British clergyman, born at Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, in 1711, died in Gloucester, Nov. 4, 1799. He was educated at Oxford, took orders, and in 1749 became rector of St. Stephen's, Bristol, and in 1758 dean of Gloucester. He published " A Brief Essay upon the Advantages and Disadvantages which respectively attend France and Great Britain with regard to Trade" (1748); "The Case of going to War for the sake of Trade, considered in a new Light" (1763), a pamphlet, translated into French by Turgot; "A Treatise concerning Civil Government " (1781); and "Reflections on the Present Matters in Dispute between Great Britain and Ireland" (1785). At the American revolution he resisted the claims of the colonies, but opposed coercion, as he believed that the possession of colonies was detrimental to the interests of a country. In theology he published an "Apology for the present Church of England," "Letters to Dr. Kippis," " Religious Intolerance no part of the General Plan either of the Mosaic or Christian Dispensation," and "Seventeen Sermons on some of the most important Points of Natural and Revealed Religion".