Samuel Martin Stephenson

1742-1833; Presbyterian divine and physician, ord. minister of Grey Abbey, Co. Down and non-subscriber to Westminster confession, 1774; resigned 1785; studied medicine Dublin and Edinburgh, MD 1776; Belfast physician, 1785; co-fnd. Dispensary, 1792; fnd. fever hospital, 1797; ministerial role of Ulster synod, 1818; theological and topographical tracts incl. History of Greyabbey and History of Templepatrick; also co-fnd. Belfast Acad. Inst., chartered 1810; Vice-Pres. of Linen Hall Library, 1814-17; President, 1817-28. ODNB DUB