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Archer Thompson Gurney

GURNEY, Archer Thompson. b. Tregony, Cornwall, 15 July 1820; d. Bath, 21 March 1887. He was the son of a vice-warden of the Stannaries (tin-mining towns) of Devon. He became a student of the Middle Temple in April 1842, and was called to the bar in May 1846. His career as a lawyer was short, because in 1849 he was ordained to the curacy of Holy Trinity, Exeter. In 1851 he took charge of St Mary’s, Crown Street, Soho, where he remained until 1854, when he obtained the senior curacy of Buckingham. He was appointed chaplain to the Court Chapel, Paris, in 1858, and lived there until 1871. After his return to England he served as evening lecturer of Holy Trinity Church, Westminster (1872-74),...

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