ARMSTRONG, John. b. Monkwearmouth, County Durham, 22 August 1813; d. Grahamstown South Africa, 16 May 1856. He was the son of a doctor, who moved to London in 1818. He was educated at Charterhouse and Lincoln College, Oxford (BA 1836), before taking Holy Orders (deacon 1837). He held short-lived curacies at Alford, Gloucestershire and Wootton-Fitzpaine, Dorset, followed by Clifton, Bristol; then he became priest-vicar of Exeter Cathedral (1841), and rector of St Paul’s, Exeter (1843). He was vicar of Tidenham, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (1843-53), during which time he published Sermons on the Festivals (Oxford, 1845, Fourth Edition, London, 1868) and The Pastor in his Closet:...
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