Francis Lear

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Ven. Francis Lear (23 August 1823 – 19 February 1914), MA was an Anglican priest: the Archdeacon of Sarum from 1875 until[1] his death.[2]

Born on 23 August 1823, son of Francis Lear, Dean of Salisbury,[3] he was educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford.[4] Lear made four appearances in first-class cricket in 1843 and 1844, playing for the Marylebone Cricket Club and Oxford University.[5] He was ordained in 1847 and served first as a curate at Bishopstone. He became its Vicar in 1850 and Rural Dean of Chalke in 1852. From 1864 to 1875 he was Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Clergy Guide London, Kelly's, 1913
  2. ^ "Canon Francis Lear" The Times (London, England), Friday, 20 February 1914; pg. 9; Issue 40452
  3. ^ Wiltshire and Swindon Archives
  4. ^ Who was Who 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. ^ "Player profile: Francis Lear". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 June 2014.