William Harvey (priest)

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William Wigan Harvey (17 January 1810 – 7 May 1883) was an English cleric and academic. Born at Great Stanmore, he was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. He became a Fellow of King's in 1831, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Later he was rector of Buckland, and then of Ewelme, a controversial appointment that brought criticism on William Gladstone. He died at Ewelme.[1]

Harvey was also a cricketer with amateur status, active in 1831. He made his first-class debut in 1831 and appeared in one match as an unknown handedness batsman whose bowling style is unknown, playing for Cambridge University. He scored nine runs with a highest score of 5 and took no wickets.[2]


  1. ^  Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1891). "Harvey, William Wigan". Dictionary of National Biography. 25. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  2. ^ "William Harvey". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 April 2014.


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