Edward Young (1683-1765)
Edward Young was educated at Winchester and Oxford. After his hopes of a parliamentary or professional career were thwarted, Young took Holy Orders, and became Rector of Welwyn in 1730.
Young was a poet and satirist of note, whose most famous work was the Night Thoughts, which appeared between 1742 and 1745. This work was highly regarded by the Wesleys.
Source: Dictionary of National Biography