Henry Percy Smith

SMITH, Henry Percy. b. Valetta?, Malta, December 1825; d. Bournemouth, 28 January 1898. He received his education at Balliol College, Oxford (BA 1848, MA 1850). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1849, priest 1850), and as curate at Eversley, Hampshire, he worked alongside Charles Kingsley* who was rector of the parish until 1860. In 1851 he became perpetual curate at St Michael’s, York Town (named after Prince Frederick, Duke of York) near Camberley, in the parish of Frimley, Surrey, in a newly-built, fine Gothic parish church in the ecclesiological manner by Henry Woodyer. Smith remained at York Town until 1868 when he accepted the position of vicar at the Church of the Holy Innocents, Great...

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