James Russel Woodford

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James Russel Woodford

  • Birth 30 Apr 1820
  • Death 1885
  • Burial Ely, East Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Memorial ID 63159023

Bishop of Ely. He went to Merchant Taylors' School at the age of eight, and was elected to Pembroke College, Cambridge, as Parkins exhibitioner in 1838. He graduated B.A. in 1842, and M.A. in 1845. He was ordained deacon in 1843 and priest in 1845, and in the intervening years held the second mastership of Bishop's College, Bristol. His first incumbency was the parish of St. Saviour's, Coalpit-heath, Bristol. He then worked as vicar of the parish of St. Mark's, Easton, in the same district, between 1847 and 1855, and in the latter year was presented to the vicarage of Kempsford, Gloucestershire. He was one of the eighteen clergy who in the following year signed the protest against the primate John Bird Sumner's condemnation of Archdeacon George Anthony Denison. During the thirteen years he was at Kempsford he attracted attention as a preacher, and was made by Bishop Samuel Wilberforce one of his examining chaplains, Woodford became honorary canon of Christchurch, and in 1864 was for the first time a select preacher at Cambridge.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 20 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63159023
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Russel Woodford (30 Apr 1820–1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63159023, citing Ely Cathedral, Ely, East Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .