Edward Hayes Plumptre

PLUMPTRE, Edward Hayes. b. London, 6 August 1821; d. Wells, Somerset, 1 February 1891. The son of a solicitor, Plumptre was educated at home, at King’s College, London, and at University College, Oxford, where he took a ‘double first’ (in Honour Moderations and in Finals). He was a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford (1844-47). He married Theodosia, the sister of the theologian F.D. Maurice, in 1847. He joined the staff of King’s College London, where he was chaplain (1847-68), Professor of Pastoral Theology (1853-63) and Professor of Exegesis (1864-81), and where he did much to encourage higher education for women. Ordained in 1844, he was appointed assistant preacher at Lincoln’s Inn in...

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