1832–1916

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Born: No­vem­ber 14, 1832, Glen­doen, Let­ter­ken­ny, Don­e­gal, Ire­land.

Died: March 18, 1916, The Four Winds, Ew­hurst, Sur­rey, Eng­land.

Buried: St. John-at-Hamp­stead church­yard, Hamp­stead, Lon­don.

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Biography

Brooke at­tend­ed Tri­ni­ty Col­lege in Dub­lin, Ire­land (BA 1856, MA 1858). He won the Downes Prize, and the Vice Chan­cel­lor’s prize for Eng­lish verse.

He took Ho­ly Or­ders, and be­came cur­ate of St. Mat­thew’s, Ma­ry­le­bone (1857–59); Ken­sing­ton (1860–63); chap­lain to the Bri­tish Em­bas­sy in Ber­lin (1863–65); min­is­ter of St. James Cha­pel, York Street, Lon­don (1866–75); and of Bed­ford Cha­pel, 1876. He be­came Chap­lain in Ord­in­a­ry to Queen Vic­tor­ia in 1872.

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