Henry Watkins (priest)

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Henry William Watkins[1][2] was an Anglican priest, academic and author.[3][4][5][6]

Born in Abergavenny on 19 January 1844,[7] he was educated at King's College London[8] and Balliol College, Oxford.[9] Ordained in 1870 [10] his first post was as a curate at St Nicholas, Pluckley [11] after which he was Vicar of Holy Trinity, Much Wenlock.[12] He was a censor, tutor and lecturer in Greek Testament at King's College London from 1875 and Professor of Logic and Moral Philosophy from 1877. He became Warden of St Augustine's College, Canterbury[13] in 1879; then held the three archdeaconries of the Diocese of Durham in quick succession: Archdeacon of Northumberland, 1880–June 1882; Archdeacon of Auckland, June–November 1882; and Archdeacon of Durham, November 1882–1922.[14][15] He was Professor of Hebrew at Durham University,[16] retiring in 1920; and the Bampton Lecturer at Oxford, in 1890.[17]

He died at Brighton[18] on 31 August 1922.[19]

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  1. ^ thePeerage.com
  2. ^ "University Intelligence", The Times (London, England), 26 June 1882; p. 10.
  3. ^ Next Theology
  4. ^ ” Durham University; earlier foundations and present colleges” Fowler,J.T London, F.E. Robinson 1904
  5. ^ Amongst others he wrote Religion and Science (1878); The Church in Northumberland (1881); Holy Temple (1886) and The Gospel according to St John (1890) > British Library website accessed 14:03 GMT 17 November 2012.
  6. ^ "The Queen's Levee", The Morning Post (London, England), 20 June 1899; p. 4. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  7. ^ "Watkins, Ven. Henry William", Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2007 accessed 17 Nov 2012
  8. ^ UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Friday, May 14, 1869; Issue 9700
  9. ^ UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE.Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, June 15, 1878; Issue 6535
  10. ^ ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE. The Standard (London, England), March 15, 1870; pg. 6; Issue 14232. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  11. ^ Geograph
  12. ^ "Church News", The Standard (London, England), 17 June 1873; p. 6. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  13. ^ National Archives
  14. ^ ECCLESIASTICAL NEWS The York Herald (York, England), Tuesday, June 06, 1882; p. 3; Issue 7891. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  15. ^ SGD.83/1 (Accessed 30 May 2014)
  16. ^ Durham University Library Special Collections Catalogue
  17. ^ "University Intelligence: Next year’s Bampton Lecturer announced", The Times (London, England), 22 May 1889; p. 8.
  18. ^ Welsh Journals
  19. ^ Obituary The Ven H.W. Watkins The Times(London, England), Friday, Sep 01, 1922; pg. 9; Issue 43125