Gurney, John Hampden

Gurney, John Hampden an English divine, son of Sir John Gurniey, a baron of the exchequer, was born August 15, 1802. He graduated at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1824, was for some time curate of Lutterworth, Leicestershire, and in 1848 was presented by the crown with the rectory of St. Mary's, in Marvlebone. He died March 3, 1862. Mr. Gurney was a most earnest and popular preacher, and among his published discourses are, A Pastor's Warning, suggested by the death of Sir Robert Peel (1850): The Lost Chief and a Mourning People, on the death of the duke of Wellington (1852): — The Grand Romish Fallacy, and Dangers and Duties of Protestants (1854): — Better Times and Worse (1856), and several series of sermons. His lectures were published under the titles of, Historical Sketches, Illustrating some Important Epochs from A.D. 1400 to A.D. 1546: — St. Louis and Henri IV: — and God's Heroes and the World's Heroes (1858). Mr. Gurney was also the author of several psalm and. hymn. books, and of Four Letters to the Bishop of Exeter on Scripture Readers, See Appleton's Annual Cyclopcedia, 1862, page 685.

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