Huntingford, Henry (DNB00)

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HUNTINGFORD, HENRY (1787–1867), miscellaneous writer, born at Warminster, Wiltshire, 19 Sept. 1787, was son of the Rev. Thomas Huntingford, master of Warminster school, and a nephew of George Isaac Huntingford, bishop of Hereford [q. v.] He became a scholar of Winchester in 1802, and matriculated at New College, Oxford, on 16 April 1807, subsequently becoming a fellow both of New College and (5 April 1814) of Winchester (Kirby, Winchester Scholars, pp. 16, 290; Hoster, Alumni Oxon. 1715-1886, ii. 718). He took the degree of B.C.L. on 1 June 1814. In 1822 he was appointed rector of Hampton Bishop, Herefordshire, and in 1838 a prebendary in Hereford Cathedral. He was also rural dean. He died at Goodrest, Great Malvern, on 2 Nov. 1867 (Gent. Mag. 1867, pt. ii. p. 830).

Huntingford published:

  1. 'Pindari Carmina juxta exemplar Heynianum … et Lexicon Pindaricum ex integro Dammii opere etymologico excerptum,' 8vo, 1814; another edition, 8vo, 1821. His edition of Damm's 'Lexicon Pindaricum ' was also issued separately in 1814.
  2. 'Romanist Conversations; or Dialogues between a Romanist and a Protestant. Published at Geneva in 1713. Translated from the original French [of Benedict Pictet],' 8vo, 1826. He also edited his uncle's 'Thoughts on the Trinity,' 1832.

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