William Hornby (priest)

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William Hornby (1810 - 1899) was the inaugural Archdeacon of Lancaster.[1]

Hornby was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He was Vicar of St Michael's on Wyre from 1847 to 1885;[2] and Rural Dean of Preston from 1850[3] to 1878.[4]

He died on 20 December 1899.[5] His son was also Archdeacon of Lancaster from 1909 to 1936.

  1. ^ Ecclesiastical Intelligence The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 28, 1895; pg. 10; Issue 34772
  2. ^ ‘HORNBY, Ven. William’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 28 Feb 2014
  3. ^ 'Church' Blackburn Standard (Blackburn, England), Wednesday, January 09, 1850; Issue 782
  4. ^ Obituary The Rev William Hornby The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 22, 1899; pg. 5; Issue 36019
  5. ^ Times obituary (ibid)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Archdeacon of Lancaster
1870–1895
Succeeded by
Arthur Frederic Clarke