Henry Gamble

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Henry Gamble
Dean of Exeter
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Born(1859-11-06)6 November 1859
Died9 August 1931(1931-08-09) (aged 71)
Nationality British
Spouse(s)Helen Maud née Isherwood [1]
Alma mater Oriel College, Oxford

Henry Reginald Gamble (6 November 1859 [2] – 9 August 1931) was an Anglican priest [3] and author. [4] He was the Dean of Exeter in the Church of England from 1918 [5] to 1931. [6]

Gamble was educated at Oriel College, Oxford [7] and ordained in 1885. He held curacies at All Saints, Molton, Devon [8] St Mark's, Hamilton Terrace [9] and St Andrew's, Wells Street. [10] From 1895 [11] to [12] 1902 he was Vicar of St Botolph's Aldersgate [13] and then Rector of Holy Trinity, Sloane Street, with St Jude's, Sloane Court. [14] An Honorary Chaplain to the King and Select Preacher at Lincoln's Inn, [15] he was a Canon of Westminster and Rector of St John the Evangelist [16] until his appointment to the Deanery. He died in post. [17]

In 1906 he was elected to Chelsea Borough Council as a Municipal Reform Party councillor representing Royal Hospital Ward. [18] He served as Mayor of Chelsea in 1908–09, and was re-elected to the council for a second three-year term in 1909. [19] [20]

He married Helen Maud Isherwood, and had two children: Patrick Gamble and Anthea Rosemary Gamble Carew. [1]

(All the above places and streets except for Molton and Exeter are in London.)

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  1. 1 2 NPG details
  2. "Henry Reginald Gamble". The Peerage. 19 December 2004.
  3. "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  4. Amongst others he wrote "Sunday and the Sabbath", 1901; "The Ten Virgins", 1904; and "Christianity and Common Life", 1910 > British Library website accessed 21:21GMT 10 December 2010
  5. New Dean Of Exeter. Canon Gamble's Appointment The Times Saturday, Aug 03, 1918; pg. 9; Issue 41859; col A
  6. Dr. H. R. Gamble Dean Of Exeter The Times Monday, Aug 10, 1931; pg. 12; Issue 45897; col D
  7. University Intelligence. Oxford, May 23 The Times Monday, May 25, 1885; pg. 7; Issue 31455; col B
  8. Geograph
  9. The Times, Tuesday, Jul 06, 1886; pg. 5; Issue 31804; col C Ecclesiastical Appointments
  10. Genuki
  11. ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, April 06, 1895; pg. 2; Issue 5094. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  12. The Standard (London, England), Thursday, April 20, 1899; pg. 2; Issue 23342. (1061 words). 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  13. The Times, Thursday, Apr 04, 1895; pg. 12; Issue 34542; col C
  14. "The Clergy List", London, Kellys, 1913
  15. "The honourable society of Lincoln's Inn : quincentenary celebration (1922)
  16. Etching of church
  17. London Gazette
  18. "London Borough Council Elections". The Times . 3 November 1906. p. 5.
  19. The Times , 10 November 1908 p.8
  20. "Municipal Elections. London Borough Councils". The Times . 2 November 1909. p. 12.
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Preceded by Dean of Exeter
1918– 931
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