Meyrick Goulburn

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Meyrick Goulburn
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Edward Meyrick Goulburn by George Richmond
Born11 February 1818  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Chelsea   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Died2 or 3 May 1897
Royal Tunbridge Wells   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Resting place Aynho   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Alma mater
Occupation Vicar, teacher   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Spouse(s)Julia Cartwright  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  • Edward Goulburn  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  • Harriette de Visme  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Position held Dean of Norwich (18661889), head teacher (Rugby School, 18501857), dean (Merton College, 18431845)  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Edward Meyrick Goulburn [1] (11 February 1818 2 or 3 May 1897 [2] [3] ) was an English churchman.

Son of Mr Serjeant Edward Goulburn, M.P., recorder of Leicester, and nephew of the Right Hon. Henry Goulburn, chancellor of the exchequer in the ministries of Sir Robert Peel and the Duke of Wellington, he was born in London, and was educated at Eton and at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1839 he became fellow and tutor of Merton, and was ordained in 1842. [4] For some years he held the living of Holywell, Oxford, and was chaplain to Samuel Wilberforce, bishop of the diocese. [5] In 1850 he delivered the Bampton Lectures at Oxford on The Resurrection of the Body. In 1849 he had succeeded Tait as headmaster of Rugby, [6] but in 1857 he resigned, and accepted the charge of Quebec Chapel, Marylebone. [7]

In 1858 he became a prebendary of St Paul's, and in 1859 vicar of St John's, Paddington. In 1866 he was made Dean of Norwich, and in that office exercised a long and marked influence on church life. A strong Conservative and a churchman of traditional orthodoxy, he was a keen antagonist of higher criticism and of all forms of rationalism. [7]

His Thoughts on Personal Religion (1862) and The Pursuit of Holiness were well received; and he wrote John William Burgon, Late Dean of Chichester: A Biography, With Extracts from His Letters and Early Journals (two volumes; 1892) about his friend Dean Burgon, with whose doctrinal views he was substantially in agreement. He resigned the deanery in 1889, and died at Tunbridge Wells on 3 May 1897. [7] There is a memorial to him at Aynho. [8]

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  2. "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  3. "Goulburn, Edward Meyrick". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/11146.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. Ordination. The Times Thursday 26 May 1842; pg. 6; Issue 17993; col A 1889
  5. "The Clergy List London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. Rugby School The Times Tuesday 11 December 1849; pg. 5; Issue 20356; col A
  7. 1 2 3 Wikisource-logo.svg One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Goulburn, Edward Meyrick". Encyclopædia Britannica . Vol. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 283.
  8. The Times, Thursday 17 June 1897; pg. 11; Issue 35232; col F Court Circular