Burgess, Richard, Bd
Burgess, Richard, B.D.
a minister of the Church of England, who died in April, 1881, at Brighton, at the age of eighty-four, was for some time English chaplain in Rome, and in 1836 was appointed to the rectory of Upper Chelsea. Here he labored for a period of thirty-three years, and during that time he was appointed to a prebendal stall in St. Paul's Cathedral, and was also made rural dean of Chelsea. In 1869 he was presented to the valuable crown living of Horningsworth and Ekworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, which he resigned some time before his death. Mr. Burgess took great interest in antiquarian and archaeological studies, and also in the question of education. For many years the reports of the Foreign Aid Society were from his pen. He promoted the interests of continental Protestantism, more especially in connection with members of the Church of England. Among many of the Evangelical churches he was long regarded as a spiritual father; and once, across the Channel, he had no hesitation in donning the robe of a pastor of the Reformed Church, and conducting divine service in a Presbyterian pulpit. He published, The Topography and Antiquities of Rome (1831),:- Greece and the Levant (1835). (B. P.)