Edward Birch
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Edward Birch

Edward Birch (17 May 1809 - 9 August 1886)[1] was the inaugural Archdeacon of Blackburn.[2]

He was educated at Eton and St John's College, Cambridge.[3] He was ordained in 1832 and began his career as a curate at All Saints, Manchester.[4] He was Rector of St Saviour, Manchester from 1836[5] to 1868 when he was appointed Vicar of Blackburn.[6] He was also Rural Dean of Blackburn from then until his Archdeacon's appointment.[7]

References

  1. ^ Obituary The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Aug 10, 1886; pg. 6; Issue 31834
  2. ^ Ecclesiastical Appointments The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 31, 1877; pg. 8; Issue 29035
  3. ^ "Birch, Edward (BRC827E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ 'The Rev. Edward Birch, B. A. of St. John's College, Cambridge, has been appointed to the curacy of All Saints, Manchester' The Lancaster Gazette and General Advertiser, for Lancashire, Westmorland, &c. (Lancaster, England), Saturday, August 18, 1832; Issue 1627
  5. ^ 'Church' The Lancaster Gazette and General Advertiser, for Lancashire, Westmorland, &c. (Lancaster, England), Saturday, December 24, 1836; Issue 1841
  6. ^ 'ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE' The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, March 21, 1868; pg. 2; Issue 2325
  7. ^ 'ECCLESIASTICAL NEWS' Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), Thursday, August 23, 1877; Issue 9237.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Archdeacon of Blackburn
1877-1885
Succeeded by
Robert Atherstone Rawstorne



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