George James Cowley-Brown

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George James Cowley-Brown
Born 1833
Died ?
Education Christ Church, Oxford
Occupation Clergyman and author
Spouse(s) unknown
Children 2 sons
Parent(s) George Francis Cowley-Brown
Religion Anglican
Church
Ordained 1855 (deacon); 1858 (priest)
Offices held
Title The Reverend Canon

George James Cowley-Brown, M.A. (1833– ? ) was an Anglican clergyman and author who served in both the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Life[edit]

The eldest son of George Francis Brown, he was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1854 and a Master of Arts degree in 1857.[1][2]

He was ordained in the Anglican ministry as a deacon in 1855 and a priest in 1858.[1] He served as a curate at Bladon-cum-Woodstock, Oxfordshire, 1855–1867; during which time he became domestic chaplain to the Duke of Marlborough in 1858.[1] His next three appointments were Rector of Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, 1867–1874; Rector of Buckhorn-Weston, Dorset, 1874–77; and Rector of St Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 1877–83.[1] He became Rector of St John's, Edinburgh in 1883 and a canon of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh in 1898.[1] He retired in 1909.[1] He lived at 9 Grosvenor Street in the western part of the city.[3]

He married and had two sons: Horace Wyndham Cowley-Brown and John Stapleton Cowley-Brown, who both became authors.[1]

Works[edit]

He published a number of works:[1]

  • Lectures on the Gospel according to St. John (1863)
  • A Short Apology for the Book of Common Prayer (1873)
  • Daily Lessons on the Life of Our Lord, two volumes (1880)
  • Prayers for a Household from Old Divines (1st edition 1881; 2nd edition 1897; 3rd edition 1907)
  • Some Reason for Believing Christianity to be True (1897)
  • Via Media (reprinted from the National Review) (1898)
  • Verselets and Versions (1911)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Bertie 2000, Scottish Episcopal Clergy, p. 221.
  2. ^ s:Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886/Brown, George James
  3. ^ Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1889-90

References[edit]

  • Bertie, David M. (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. ISBN 0567087468.