WEBB, Benjamin. b. London, 28 November 1819; d. London, 27 November 1885. He was educated at St Paul’s School and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1842, MA 1845). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1842, priest 1843), and was successively curate of Kemerton, Gloucestershire (1843-44), Christ Church, St Pancras (1847-49), and Brasted, Kent (1849-51), before becoming Perpetual Curate of Sheen, Staffordshire (1851-62). He became vicar of St Andrew, Wells Street, London, in 1862, and a Prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral in 1881.
At Cambridge he was a member of the Camden Society, and at Trinity College he was two years junior to John Mason Neale*, whose lifelong friend he became. He was one of the...
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