1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Bunting, Sir Percy William

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BUNTING, SIR PERCY WILLIAM (1836-1911), British journalist, was born at Manchester Feb. 1 1836 and was educated at Owen's College, Manchester, and Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1859 he was classed as 21st wrangler, and three years later was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn. In 1882 he became editor of the Contemporary Review, and henceforth devoted himself to journalism, becoming also editor of the Methodist Times from 1902 to 1907 in succession to Hugh Price Hughes. In 1908 he was knighted. Throughout his life he was an active supporter of Wesleyan Methodism, being the grandson of Jabez Bunting, a distinguished Wesleyan divine (see 4.802). He died in London July 22 1911.