Burrow, Edward John (DNB00)

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BURROW, EDWARD JOHN (1785–1861), divine and miscellaneous writer, a member of Magdalene College, Cambridge, graduated B.A. in 1805 and M.A. in 1808, was incorporated a member of Trinity College, Oxford, and took the degrees of B.D. and D.D. in 1820. He was incumbent of Bempton, Yorkshire, 1810–16, and minister of a chapel of ease at Hampstead 1816–23. He then became domestic chaplain to Tomline, bishop of Winchester. In July 1827 he accepted the office of principal of a college and school at Mount Radford, Exeter, and entered on his duties on 29 Sept. In consequence of disputes with the proprietors he resigned or was dismissed from this office (the immediate cause of his leaving depends on the rights of the case) in the following January. In 1835 he went out to Gibraltar as civil chaplain, and was appointed archdeacon of Gibraltar in 1842. Having remained there until his health became feeble, he then returned to England and resided at Lyme and other places on the south coast. He died at Honiton on 8 Aug. 1861. He was a fellow of the Royal and other learned societies. He published: 1. ‘Elements of Conchology,’ 1815. 2. ‘The Elgin Marbles,’ with 40 plates drawn and etched by himself, one part all published, 1817, 1837. 3. ‘A Letter … to W. Marsh … on the nature … of certain principles … falsely denominated Evangelical,’ 1819, which reached a third edition the same year. 4. ‘A Second Letter,’ 1819, two editions. 5. ‘A Summary of Christian Faith and Practice,’ 3 vols. 1822. 6. ‘Questions on Memorial Scripture Copies,’ 1829, 3rd edition 1854. 7. ‘Hours of Devotion,’ translated from the German of Zschokke, 1830. 8. ‘School Companion to the Bible,’ 1831, reissued with 5 in 1854.

[Gent. Mag. ccxi. 1861, pt. ii. 332; A Statement of the manner in which … E. J. B. became connected with Mount Radford, and of … his removal, Exeter, 1828; British Museum Library Catalogue.]

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