John Hampden Gurney

GURNEY, John Hampden. b. London, 15 August 1802; d. London, 8 March 1862. He was the eldest son of Sir John Gurney, a lawyer. He was educated at Chobham School, Surrey, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied law (BA 1824, MA 1827). After a short time as a lawyer he decided to take Holy Orders (deacon 1827, priest 1829) and served as curate of Lutterworth, Leicestershire (1827-44), rector of St Mary’s, Bryanston Square (1847-62) and Prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral (1857-62). He was a strong supporter of the SPCK and the Religious Tract Society, and chaplain of the Poor Law Union in Lutterworth (1841-58). He published several historical works, as well as Church Psalmody: Hints for...

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