Born: July 14, 1823, Cambridge, England.
Died: October 18, 1872, Brighton, England.
Purchas was educated at Christ’s College, Cambridge (BA 1844).
He served as curate of Elsworth, Cambridgeshire (1851–53); Orwell, Cambridgeshire (1856–59); St. Paul’s, Brighton (1861–66); and as perpetual curate of St. James’ Chapel, Brighton (1866).
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