Maxwell Julius Blacker

BLACKER, Maxwell Julius. b. Marylebone, London, 27 May 1822; d. Westminster, London, 11 June 1888. He was educated at Merton College, Oxford (BA 1845, MA 1857). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1848, priest 1849), becoming curate of North Cove, near Beccles, Suffolk (1848-49) and thereafter having an unusual career: he was chaplain at Brussels (1850-56), curate of St Mary-the-Less, Lambeth (1859), and chaplain of St Peter’s Home, Brompton Square, London (1863-68). He also served as a curate at St Barnabas’, Pimlico, London (1866), a church famous for its High Church ritual. The gaps in his career suggest that Blacker was a man of means, and not an impoverished curate. He was the probable author...

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