William Hiley Bathurst, 1796-1877
Born: August 28, 1796, Clevedale (near Bristol), England.
Died: November 25, 1877, Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, England.
Buried: At the parish church in Lydney, Gloucestershire, where he owned the family seat. There is a plaque commemorating him inside the church, and the 14th Century cross in Lydney was restored in 1878 in his memory.
Bathurst was educated at Winchester, and at Christ Church, Oxford, England, graduating in 1818. From 1820-52, he was Rector of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. However, he could not reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, and retired from the minis… Go to person page >