Herbert Mortimer Luckock

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Herbert Mortimer Luckock (11 July 1833 [1] [2] – 24 March 1909 ) was a British Anglican priest in the Church of England.



Luckock was born in 1833 at Great Barr, Staffordshire, the son of the Rev. Thomas George Mortimer Luckock and Harriet Anne Chune. He was educated at Marlborough College, Shrewsbury School and Jesus College, Cambridge. [2] In 1856, he was one of ten Cambridge students who created a set of rules of football of some historical importance in the development of that sport. In 1858, he was awarded a B.A. He was ordained a deacon in 1860 and a priest in 1862 and received his M.A. Vicar of All Saints' church, Cambridge 1862–1862, 1865–1875. Fellow and Dean of Jesus College, Cambridge. In 1875, he was made a canon of Ely Cathedral and principal of Ely Theological College. His theological standpoint was Anglo-Catholic. In 1892 he was appointed the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral until his death in 1909 aged 75. [3] [4]

In youth Luckock had played cricket for Shrewsbury School when he appeared in one county match for Shropshire in 1853. [5]

Personal life

He married Margret Emma Thompson in Childwall Church on 5 April 1866. They had eight children, including Maj.-Gen. Russell Mortimer Luckock. [2]


Luckock authored the following works:

Luckock also edited James Russell Woodford's Great Commission: Twelve Addresses on the Ordinal (London, 1886) and Sermons (2 vols., 1887).

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  1. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538–1975
  2. 1 2 3 "Luckock, Herbert Mortimer (LKK854HM)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. A short biographical account of Luckock in the Encyclopedia of Living Divines from 1887.
  4. Buckland, Augustus Robert (1912). "Luckock, Herbert Mortimer"  . Dictionary of National Biography via Wikisource.
  5. Percival, Tony (1999). Shropshire Cricketers 1844-1998. A.C.S. Publications, Nottingham. pp. 19, 47. ISBN   1-902171-17-9.Published under Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians.