1858–1945

Introduction

Born: Au­gust 10, 1858, Bays­wa­ter, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 17, 1945, Jer­sey, Chan­nel Is­lands.

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Biography

Ri­ley grad­u­at­ed from Et­on and from Pemb­roke Col­lege, Ox­ford (BA 1881, MA 1883).

He helped ed­it The Eng­lish Hym­nal in 1906, and the 1911 re­vi­sion of the Pray­er Book.

For much of his life he was a mem­ber of the House of La­i­ty for the Pro­vince of Can­ter­bu­ry. At some point he ac­quired the Man­oir de la Trin­i­té in Jer­sey, and thus be­came Seign­eur of the Is­land of Jer­sey. He was on the is­land when the Ger­mans in­vad­ed in World War II, and spent the rest of his life there.

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