George James Cowley-Brown
|George James Cowley-Brown|
|Education||Christ Church, Oxford|
|Occupation||Clergyman and author|
|Parent(s)||George Francis Cowley-Brown|
|Ordained||1855 (deacon); 1858 (priest)|
|Title||The Reverend Canon|
He was ordained in the Anglican ministry as a deacon in 1855 and a priest in 1858. 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. 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. He became Rector of St John's, Edinburgh in 1883 and a canon of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh in 1898. He retired in 1909. He lived at 9 Grosvenor Street in the western part of the city.
He married and had two sons: Horace Wyndham Cowley-Brown and John Stapleton Cowley-Brown, who both became authors.
He published a number of works:
- 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)
- Bertie 2000, Scottish Episcopal Clergy, p. 221.
- s:Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886/Brown, George James
- Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1889-90