1841–1927

Introduction

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Born: Sep­tem­ber 21, 1841, Li­ver­pool, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 28, 1927, Nor­wich, Eng­land.

Buried: Nor­wich Ca­thed­ral, Eng­land.

Biography

William was the young­est son of Ro­bert Ait­ken, some­time vic­ar of Pen­deen, Corn­wall.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Wad­ham College, Ox­ford (BA in hon­ors, 1865).

He was or­dained to the cur­a­cy of St. Jude’s, Mild­may Park, North, in 1865. He be­came In­cum­bent of Christ Church, Ev­er­ton, Liv­er­pool, in 1871, but re­signed in 1875 in o­rder to de­vote him­self to pa­ro­chi­al mis­sion work.

He be­came Gen­er­al Su­per­in­tendent of the Church Pa­ro­chi­al Mis­sion So­ci­ety in 1877, and was Can­on Re­si­den­ti­ary of Nor­wich, 1900–27.

Works

Aitkin pub­lished twelve vol­umes of ser­mons, and oth­er works.

Sources

Lyrics

Music