Robert Maude Moorsom

MOORSOM, Robert Maude. b. Cosgrove Priory, Buckinghamshire, 2 February 1831; d. Winchester, 9 August 1911. He was educated at King Edward’s School, Birmingham, and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1854, MA 1858). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1857, priest 1859), serving curacies at Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire (1857-59) and Barnham Broom, Norfolk (1861). He was rector of Sadberge, near Darlington, County Durham from 1861 to 1881. He became blind, and never held another living. Thereafter he lived successively at Bristol, Oxford, and Winchester, and devoted himself to scholarship and writing. In the words of Maurice Frost*, ‘his work is a notable example of determination to overcome the handicap...

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