Henry Savage (Dean of Lichfield)

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The Very Rev Henry Edwin Savage (1855[1] or 1 September 1854[2] - 19 April 1939) was an eminent Anglican priest in the first half of the 20th century.[3]

He was educated at Haileybury and Christ's College, Cambridge.[2] After this he was elected a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and ordained in 1878.[4] He began his career with a curacy at St Luke’s, New Chesterton[5] and was then Chaplain to the Bishop of Durham. Later he held incumbencies at Pelton, West Hartlepool and South Shields[6] before his elevation in 1909 to the Deanery of Lichfield Cathedral.[7] He died on 19 April 1939.[8] There is a memorial to him within the cathedral.[9]


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  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
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  6. ^ The Times, Thursday, Apr 18, 1895; pg. 4; Issue 34554; col C Ecclesiastical intelligence
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  8. ^ The Times, Thursday, Apr 20, 1939; pg. 19; Issue 48284; col B Obituary Dr. H. E. Savage
  9. ^ The Staffordshire Encyclopaedia