William Denton

DENTON, William. b. 1 March 1815; d. Paddington, London, 2 January 1888. He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford (BA 1844, MA 1848; it is not known why his undergraduate career was so late, for one would have expected BA ca. 1836). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1844, priest 1845), and was curate successively of Bradfield, Berkshire (1844-45), Barking, Essex (1845-48) and Shoreditch, east London (1848-50). He was appointed vicar of St Bartholomew’s, Cripplegate, London, in 1850. Denton wrote a number of exhaustive commentaries, including a Commentary on Sunday and Saints’ Day Gospels (three volumes, 1860-63) and a Commentary on Sunday and Saints’ Day Epistles (two volumes, Second...

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