Henry Alford

ALFORD, Henry. b. London, 10 October 1810; d. Canterbury, 12 January 1871. He was the son of the Revd Henry Alford. His mother died in giving birth to him, and he was brought up in the family of his uncle, the Revd Samuel Alford, near Taunton. He was educated at several schools and privately, and at Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1832, MA 1835), where he knew, among others, Tennyson*, Arthur Hallam (whose early death is the subject of In Memoriam) and Christopher Wordsworth*. He took Holy Orders (deacon 1833, priest 1834), and after a period as Fellow of Trinity College and his father’s curate at Ampton, near Bury St Edmunds, he became vicar of Wymeswold, Leicestershire (1835-53). He...

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