Henry Yorke (priest)

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Henry Reginald Yorke (30 October 1803 – 26 September 1871)[1] was Archdeacon of Huntington from 22 March 1856 to 16 March 1870.[2]

The son of Joseph Sydney Yorke,[3] he was born in Bursledon,educated at St John's College, Cambridge[4] and ordained in 1827. He held incumbencies at Aspenden and Wimpole; was a JP for Cambridgeshire; and a Canon at Ely Cathedral from 1859 until his death; he was granted, with his brother's succession to the peerage (in 1834), the style and precedence of the younger son of an earl.[5]

His brother (Charles Yorke, 4th Earl of Hardwicke) was a British naval commander and Conservative politician;[6] and his brother-in-law — Robert Cooper Lee Bevan — an eminent banker.[7]


  1. ^ Death of the Hon. and Ven. H. R. Yorke. The Times (London, England), Thursday, 28 September 1871; p. 6; Issue 27180
  2. ^ Horn, Joyce M., ed. (1992), Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857, 7, pp. 14–15
  3. ^ United Service Magazine. pp. 215–217.
  4. ^ "Yorke, Henry Reginald (YRK820HR)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  5. ^ Mosley, Charles (ed.) Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, vol. 1. (Wilmington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003). p. 470.
  6. ^ "Yorke, Charles Philip". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/30240. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  7. ^ Our History. Christ Church, Cockfosters. Retrieved 21 July 2015.