William Henderson (priest)

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William George Henderson (25 June 1819 [1] – 24 September 1905) was Dean of Carlisle [2] from 1884 to his death in 1905.


Early life

Henderson was born in 1819 at Harbridge, Hampshire. [3] He was the son of Vice-Admiral George Henderson; a brother was Sir Edmund Henderson. He attended Magdalen College, Oxford. [4]


Henderson was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, his alma mater [5] and a Tutor at Durham University. He was Master of Hatfield College, Durham, from 1851 to 1852. [6]

Henderson was ordained in 1859. He was then Headmaster of Victoria College, Jersey, and Leeds Grammar School before his appointment to the Carlisle Deanery.

He married Jane Melville Dalyell, daughter of John Dalyell. A son was George Francis Robert Henderson. [7] Another son was Admiral Charles Ferdinand Henderson.

Henderson was a scholar who edited various liturgical works.

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He died on 24 September 1905.

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  2. Deans of Carlisle
  3. Who was Who 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN   0-7136-3457-X
  4. The Times , Friday, 6 November 1846; pg. 5; Issue 19387; col B "University Intelligence AD EUNDEM MASTER OF ARTS".
  5. The Times , Thursday, 11 April 1850; pg. 8; Issue 20460; col D "University Intelligence. Oxford, 10 April Fellows of Magdalen College".
  6. Lee, Sidney (May 2001). Dictionary of National Biography. ISBN   9781402170638.
  7. Burke, Bernard (1886). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. Harrison. p. 465.
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