Liddell, Henry George, 1811-1898

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eldest son of Rev.Henry George Liddell (qv), Rector of Easington, co.Durham, and Charlotte, fourth dau. of Hon.Thomas Lyon, Hetton House, co.Durham ; b. 6 Feb 1811 ; ed. Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 9 May 1829, Canoneer Student Dec 1830-46, Tutor 1835, Censor 1845 ; BA and 1st cl.honours 1833 ; MA 1835 ; BD and DD 1855 ; ordained deacon Dec 1836, priest 10 Jun 1838 (both Oxford) ; Select Preacher, Oxford Univ. 1842-7, Whitehall Preacher 1845 ; Domestic Chaplain to Prince Albert Jan 1846-61 ; White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy, Christ Church, Oxford 1845-6 ; Head Master of Westminster School Oct 1846 (having been nominated Williamson’s successor in May 1846) – Aug 1855 ; “a tall, handsome man, well set up, and with rather a scornful expression, a thorough gentleman in every way, with a certain grand manner, which made us proud to have him as our Headmaster” (Markham, Recollections of a Town Boy at Westminster, 1903, 26) ; member, Oxford University Commission 1852 ; Dean of Christ Church, Oxford Aug 1855 – Dec 1891 ; Hon.Chaplain in Ordinary to Queen Victoria 1862 ; Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Univ. 1870-4 ; Trustee, British Museum 1881 ; hon.LLD Edinburgh 1884 ; hon.DCL Oxford 1893 ; joint author with Rev.Robert Scott DD, Master of Balliol Coll.Oxford, of Liddell and Scott’s Greek Lexicon, of which the first edition was published in 1843 (seven further editions in his lifetime) ; also author, A History of Ancient Rome, 1855 (subsequent abridged editions under a different title) ; see Henry George Liddell, a Memoir, 1899, by Henry Lewis Thompson (qv) ; m. 23 Jul 1846 Lorina Hannah, dau. of James Reeve, North End, Lowestoft, Suffolk ; d. 18 Jan 1898. ODNB.


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Liddell, Henry George, 1787-1872 (1787-1872)

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The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from Play 1919 to Election 1989, Volume 4, compiled by F.E. Pagan and H.E. Pagan, Padstow, 1992

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