Shirley, Walter Augustus, Dd

Shirley, Walter Augustus, D.D., was a member of, the noble house of Ferrers and the son of Rev. Walter Shirley, vicar of Woodford, Northamptonshire. He was born at Westport, Mayo County, Ireland, in 1797, and was educated at Winchester College, and New College, Oxford, of which he was a fellow. He became curate to his father, at Woodford, in 1820; vicar of Shirley, Derbyshire, in 1828. rector of Brailsford in 1839; prebendary of Lichfield and archdeacon of Derby in 1841; bishop of Sodor and Man, Jan. 10, 1847; and died April 21, 1847. Besides his Letters to Young People (Lond. 1850, 8vo), there is a volume of his Sermons (1850, 12mo), also Letters, etc. (1850, 8vo). Two only of his Bampton, lectures had been delivered at his death. — See Allibone, Dict. of Bit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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