He was the third son of the George Venables-Vernon, 1st Baron Vernon (1710–1780), and took the additional name of Harcourt on succeeding to the property of his cousin, the last Earl Harcourt, in 1831.
His grandson was Sir William Vernon Harcourt, the 65th Chancellor.
(For George Charles Vernon, 4th Baron Vernon see Historical Signatures 2)
The Rt Rev John Reginald Harmer
11th August 1857 - 9th March 1944
Bishop of Adelaide
Bishop of Rochester
(26th May 1734 – 25th March 1826)
Bishop of Llandaff
Bishop of Salisbury
Bishop of Durham
He wrote the political life of his elder brother, Chancellor of the Exchequer,William Wildman Shute Barrington. He married his first wife, on 2nd February 1761, Lady Diana Beauclerk (c. 1735-28 March 1766), daughter of Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans. Diana died in childbirth, the child stillborn.
(13th September 1871 – 2nd November 1924)
Bishop of Zanzibar from 1908 until his death 16 years later.
He exercised a heroic ministry in Central Africa during the early years of the 20th century. He died, aged 63, much mourned and widely praised and is believed by many to be a saint.
His online biography, Frank, Bishop of Zanzibar. By H. Maynard Smith.
was an English church leader, Archbishop of York from 1862 until his death.
Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd
(3rd November 1825– 1st March 1899)
A minister in the Church of Scotland, and rector and minister of St Andrews. Boyd was a miscellaneous writer, son of Rev. Dr. Boyd of Glasgow, who was originally intended for the English Bar but entered the Church of Scotland. His most notable work would be his collection of sermons contained in 'The Recreations of a Country Parson' (1861 - London), 'The Recreations of a Country Parson' : Second Series (1862 - Parker Son and Bourn London) and 'Graver Thoughts of a Country Parson' (1862 - London - Alexander Strahan)
Mother Abbess Magdalen Mary O.S.B (Order of Saint Benedict)
His first post was as Curate of St Margaret’s, Nottingham, after which he was Domestic Chaplain to Archbishop Benson. Later he was Rector of St Martin’s and St Paul’s, Canterbury, Vicar of Ramsgate and then Archdeacon of Canterbury before elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Ely. He died on New Year’s Eve, 1933.
A new translation of the Book of Genesis published for the General Conference of the New Church. This copy carries a handwritten dedication page which reads "Presented to the Rev Isaiah Tansley, B.A. by his co-translators, members of the Conference Committee for the translation of the Old Testament, as a small token of their appreciation of his scholarly work and unfailing courtesy". Signed: James R Rendell (chairman), Joseph T Freeth, Lewis A Slight, J Stuart Bogg, and one other. Publisher James Speirs, London, 1912. 1 Bloomsbury Street, London. (Not part of this collection)
Henry Scott Holland
(27th January 1847 – 17th March 1918)
Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford. He was also a canon of Christ Church, Oxford. The Scott Holland Memorial Lectures are held in his memory.
Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
Posted from Windsor with a wax seal
Simply signed 'Henry'
Charles John Vaughan
(16th August 1816 – 15th October 1897)
An English scholar, Anglican churchman, and headmaster of Harrow School
He was born in Leicester, the second son of the Reverendd Edward Thomas Vaughan, vicar of St Martin's, Leicester - now Leicester Cathedral. He was educated at Rugby School and Cambridge, where he was bracketed senior classic with Lord Lyttelton in 1838. In 1839 he was elected fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and for a short time studied law. He took orders in 1841, and followed in his father's footsteps, becoming vicar of St Martin's in Leicester. Three years later he was elected headmaster of Harrow School. He resigned the headship in 1859 and accepted the bishopric of Rochester, but afterwards withdrew his acceptance. In 1860 he was appointed vicar of Doncaster. He was appointed master of the Temple in 1869, and Dean of Llandaff in 1879, a post he held until his death. Vaughan Way in Leicester is named after him.