Born: October 21, 1842, Culverthorpe Hall, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England.
Died: February 1, 1904.
Buried: Bath, England.
Edward was the son of Henry Handley and Caroline Edwardes.
He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford (BA & MA).
In 1866 he was ordained a deacon, and in 1867 a priest, by the Bishop of Oxford.
He served as curate at Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire (1866–68); Baltonsborough, Somerset (1868–76); rector of the Church of St. Mary, Clipsham, Rutland (1876–84); and rector of All Saints’ Church, Winthorpe, near Newark, Nottinghamshire (1886–95).
He rebuilt the church in Winthorpe at his own expense, and it holds this brass plaque:
In ever-grateful memory of the Rev. Edward Handley, M.A., patron of this benefice and from 1886 to 1895 Rector. At his sole cost, this church was rebuilt 1886–88. He died February 1904 aged 61 years, and was buried at Bath, but here to the Glory of God stands the monument of his piety and his earnest desire for the spiritual welfare of all who may ever dwell in Winthorpe. R.I.P.
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