Henry Williams Baker

BAKER, (Sir) Henry Williams. b. London, 27 May 1821; d. Monkland, Herefordshire, 12 February 1877. The son of Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker and Louisa Anne Williams (from whose family came his second forename), he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1844, MA, 1847). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1844, priest 1846), and after serving a curacy at Great Horkesley, Essex, he was presented to the living of Monkland, Herefordshire in 1851. He succeeded to the Baronetcy on the death of his father in 1859. He remained at Monkland for the rest of his life, unmarried (he believed in the celibacy of the clergy), with the companionship of his sister. Baker was not only a fine hymn...

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