John Ellerton

ELLERTON, John. b. London, 16 December 1826; d. Torquay, 15 June 1893. He was educated at King William’s College, Isle of Man, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was president of the Addison Society (BA 1849, MA 1854). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1850, priest 1851) and during the next ten years served as curate at Easebourne, Sussex (1850-52) and St Nicholas’, Brighton, where he was also ‘Evening Lecturer’ at St Peter’s (1852-60). In 1860 he became Vicar of Crewe Green, Cheshire and Chaplain to Lord Crewe. At this time he married Charlotte Alicia Hart of Brighton. He moved to the Shropshire country parish of Hinstock in 1872; thanks to the influence of Joseph Barber Lightfoot (later...

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