Beilby Porteous, late Bishop of London, was author of various sermons, and charges, among which are those on the Soul, and a Defence of Good Friday, and his Lectures, preached at St. James's Church. They have lately been republished, with his Life prefixed. He was first, Bishop of Chester, and afterwards, of London. He was one of the clergy who petitioned for relief in the case of subscription.
Bishop Porteous was also author of a Poem on Death, which obtained the Seatonian prize, in 1759. He died in 1809.