Frederick William Faber

FABER, Frederick William. b. Calverley, West Yorkshire, 28 June 1814; d. London, 26 September 1863. He was born at Calverley vicarage, the son of Thomas Henry Faber, who became secretary to Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham (1734-1826). He was educated briefly at the grammar school in Bishop Auckland, then privately by the Revd John Gibson at Kirkby Stephen. He entered Shrewsbury School in 1826, and Harrow School in 1827. He matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1832, and was elected scholar of University College in 1834 (BA 1836). While at Oxford Faber was initially attracted to Evangelicalism, but became an adherent of the Oxford Movement* in 1836. He took Holy Orders (deacon 1837,...

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