Cantley, William Grainger

Cantley, William Grainger, a Church of England divine, was born in Essex, in 1784. He received his early education at Christ's Hospital, but proceeded to Pemroke Hall, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1805. In 1808 he was appointed chaplain to the garrison at Madeira; and in 1813 was presented to the living of Earsham, which he subsequently exchanged for that of chaplain. Mr. Cantley was present at Waterloo, and was afterwards located with the army of occupation at Valenciennes, but returned to Kelvedon, Essex, where he undertook the duties of a small country curacy. In 1853 he was attacked by paralysis, and died at Earsham, March 26,1856. See Hardwicke, Annual Biography, 1856, p. 212.

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