Robert Corbet Singleton

SINGLETON, Robert Corbet. b. Aclare, Co. Meath, Ireland, 9 October 1810; d. York, 7 February 1881. He was the son of Francis Corbet, who added Singleton to his name in 1820. After attending a series of schools in Dublin, he entered Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1830, MA 1833). After his ordination he was appointed first warden of St Columba’s College, Rathfarnham, near Dublin, opened in 1843. He then proceeded to St Peter’s College, Radley, Oxfordshire, of which he was the first warden (1847-51), and there inaugurated for the boys a rigorous system of religious discipline. While at Radley he published The Psalter Arranged for Chanting (1846), and two sermons on Ephesians collected as...

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