In 1724 he was nominated to the rich deanery of Derry, but had hardly been appointed before he was using every effort to resign it in order to devote himself to his scheme of founding a college in the Bermudas, and extending its benefits to the Americans.
BERMUDAS, a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, forming a British colony, in 32° 15' N.
The Bermudas were formerly much more extensive than at present, and they may possibly stand upon the summit of a hidden volcano.
The principal kind of tree is the so-called "Bermudas cedar," really a species of juniper, which furnishes timber for small vessels.
There are two towns in the Bermudas: St George, on the island of that name, founded in 1 794 and incorporated in 1797; and Hamilton, on the Main Island, founded in 1790 and incorporated in 1793.