Born: Oc­to­ber 21, 1842, Cul­ver­thorpe Hall, near Slea­ford, Lin­coln­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Feb­ru­ary 1, 1904, Bath, So­mer­set, Eng­land.

Buried: St. Ma­ry the Vir­gin church­yard, Bath­wick, Eng­land.


Edward was the son of Hen­ry Hand­ley and Ca­ro­line Ed­wardes, and hus­band of Lau­ra Pa­me­la Ride­out (mar­ried Jan­ua­ry 9, 1866, St. Sav­iour’s Church, Wal­cot, Bath).

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 was cur­ate at Great Mar­low, Buck­ing­ham­shire (1866–68); Bal­tons­bo­rough, So­mer­set (1868–76); rec­tor of the Church of St. Ma­ry, Clip­sham, Rut­land (1876–84); and of All Saints’ Church, Win­thorpe, near New­ark, Not­ting­ham­shire (1886–95).

He re­built the church in Win­thorpe at his own ex­pense, which has 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.