August 10, 1858, Bayswater, London, England.
November 17, 1945, Jersey, Channel Islands.
Riley graduated from Eton and from Pembroke College, Oxford (BA 1881, MA 1883).
He helped edit The English Hymnal in 1906, and the revision of the Prayer Book in 1911.
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. His works include: