Born: December 5, 1819, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England.
Died: August 27, 1904, Rochester, Kent, England.
Buried: Caunton churchyard, Nottinghamshire, England.
Hole was the husband of Caroline Francklin (married 1861).
Educated at Brasenose College, Oxford (MA 1844), he received his DD degree from the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1887.
He served as curate (1844–50) and vicar (1850–87) of St. Andrew’s Church, Caunton, Nottinghamshire.
He was also prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral and an honorary chaplain to Edward Benson (then Archbishop of Canterbury), and became Dean of Rochester in 1887.
In the secular realm, he was noted for his expertise with roses: He was an inaugural recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Victoria Medal of Honor. A tea rose bred by the French firm of Nabbonand was named after his wife,
Mrs. Reynolds Hole.