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Rev John Gordon

Rev John Gordon

Person  Male  Died 7/5/1843

Categories: Religion

Rector of St. Antholins including the old parish of St John the Baptist upon Walbrook. 

Gordon had been vicar in Edwinston, Nottinghamshire. In 1827 he became rector at St. Antholins and that same year his only daughter was baptised in that church. He remained rector there through to at least 1835. He died in 1843 and was buried in Edwinston.

For the record here are our sources:

From Gen UK, quoting an 1831 book, writing about the parish of St. Antholins: "To this parish is annexed that of St John the Baptist, whose church, before the of London, stood close by Walbrook. . . The present rector is the Rev. John Gordon, who was instituted by the dean and chapter in 1827."

Archer family shows: "... Isabella Emma Elizabeth, bapt 7 May 1827 at St. Antholin, Budge Row, London, only dau of Rev John Gordon, Vicar of Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire."

The 1835 The Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Directory lists Rev John Gordon as the "Incumbent or Minister" at St. Antholins.

The Edwinston Register shows that he was buried 6 May 1843 and Kelly's Nottinghamshire (download) gives his date of death as the 7th, the day before the burial, which is rather surprising.

And, for the extreme record here are two of our research dead-ends:

From St John Redhill we learn that there was a Rev. John More Gordon who served St. John the Evangelist, Redhill, 1882 - 1912. The National Archives holds "Letters on the Rev John More Gordon's minerals from Switzerland" dated 1922. So this can't be the man who was instituted in 1827.

And WorldCat have a Rev. John Gordon (1807-1880) but he was a Unitarian with no London connections that we can see.

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St John the Baptist Upon Walbrook - plaque

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