1802–1862

Introduction

Born: Au­gust 15, 1802, Ser­jeants’ Inn, Fleet Street, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: March 8, 1862, St. Mar­y­le­bone, Lon­don, En­gland.

Biography

John was the eld­est son of Sir John Gur­ney, Bar­on of the Ex­cheq­uer.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Trin­i­ty Col­lege, Cam­bridge (AB 1824, AM 1828).

On tak­ing Ho­ly Or­ders, he be­came cur­ate of Lut­ter­worth, Lei­ces­ter­shire (1824–44); and sub­se­quent­ly rec­tor of St. Ma­ry’s, Ma­ry­le­bone; and pre­bend­a­ry of St. Paul’s Ca­thed­ral.

He was an ac­tive sup­port­er of the So­ci­e­ty for Pro­mot­ing Chris­tian Know­ledge and oth­er re­li­gious so­ci­e­ties.

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