Samuel Cheetham (priest)

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Samuel Cheetham , DD, FSA (3 March 1827 9 July 1908) was an eminent Anglican priest and author [1] in the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth.

Cheetham was born in Hambleton, Rutland and educated at Oakham School and Christ's College, Cambridge. [2] [3] He was an Assistant Tutor of his old college from 1853 until 1858; and then Professor of Pastoral Theology at King's College London until 1882, [4] during which time he was also Chaplain of Dulwich College. In 1879 he became Archdeacon of Southwark; and in 1882 of Rochester, a post he held until his death. [5]

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  1. Amongst others he wrote "A History of the Christian Church during the First Six Centuries", 1894; "The Mysteries, Pagan and Christian", 1897; and "Mediæval Church History, a Sketch", 1899 > British Library website accessed 11:18 GMT 9 April 2012
  2. University Intelligence The Times(London, England), Monday, Mar 01, 1847; pg. 8; Issue 19485
  3. "Cheetham, Samuel (CHTN846S)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN   071363457X
  5. "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900