Edward Barber (priest)

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Memorial to Edward Barber in Chester Cathedral

Edward Barber[1] (born Brighouse, 19 September 1841 – died Chester, 23 July 1914) was Archdeacon of Chester [2] from 1886[3] until his death.[4]

Born into an ecclesiastical family,[5] Barber was educated at St Peter's School, York, and Magdalen College, Oxford. Ordained in 1865, he was an Assistant Master at St Peter’s College, Radley, then an Inspector of Schools in the Diocese of Oxford from 1872 and 1983; Rector of Chalfont St Giles from 1883 to 1986; and a Canon Residentiary of Chester Cathedral from then on.


  1. ^ Photo of Barber
  2. ^ National Archives
  3. ^ THE NEW DEAN OF CHESTER.The Star (Saint Peter Port, England), Thursday, January 28, 1886; Issue 103
  4. ^ Archdeacon Barber The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 24, 1914; pg. 10; Issue 40584
  5. ^ His father was the Rev. Thomas Evetts, sometime Rector of Monks Risborough > ‘BARBER, Ven. Edward’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 25 March 2013
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Lionel Darby
Archdeacon of Chester
Succeeded by
William Lang Paige Cox