George Blenkin

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George Wilfrid Blenkin was Dean of St Albans from 1914 until his death in 1924.[1][2]

Born into an ecclesiastical family[3] on 16 February 1861 and educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge,[4] he was ordained in 1886.[5] He was successively chaplain of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and then of Trinity College, Cambridge and finally Vicar of Brading before his appointment as dean. He died on 24 September 1924.


  1. ^ "News in Brief: New Dean of St Albans", The Times, 2 October 1914
  2. ^ "Obituary: The Dean Of St. Albans", The Times, 25 September 1924
  3. ^ His father was Canon G. B. Blenkin, sometime Vicar of Boston, Who was Who 1897-1990, London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ "Blenkin, George Wilfrid (BLNN880GW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory, London, Hamilton & Co 1889

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Walter John Lawrance
Dean of St Albans
1914 –1924
Succeeded by
Edward Lowry Henderson