Active in Whitefield revivals at Harvard. Chaplain of the Massachusetts on Louisbourg expedition. Visited Whitefield’s Georgia orphanage (1748). Known for circumlocutory preaching style. Unable to get a Congregational pulpit, he traveled to England and was ordained in the Anglican church (1756). Pastor at Winyaw, South Carolina (1757). Pastor at North Kingston, Rhode Island (1760). Retired for political reasons (he refused to omit prayers for the royal family) (1774).
Son of Thomas and Hannah (Waldo) Fayerweather of Boston. Educated at Harvard (B.A. 1743). Married Abigail (Hazard) Bours (1763); no children. Brother-in-law of John Winthrop, a Harvard professor and correspondent of Franklin.