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CodeNA6776
Dates1827-1889
Person NameBradley; Edward (1827-1889); vicar, author
SurnameBradley
ForenamesEdward
Epithetvicar, author
ActivityEdward Bradley (1827-1889), vicar and author, was the son of Thomas Bradley, surgeon, of Kidderminster. He was educated at Kidderminster grammar school and University College, Durham, graduating BA, 1848. He took his licentiateship of theology in 1849, and spent a year at Oxford University as he was too young to take orders. Bradley then spent some time working in the clergy schools at Kidderminster. He was ordained in 1850 and took the curacy at Glatton-with Holme, Huntingdonshire for four years.

From 1857, Bradley was the vicar of Bobbington, moving to Denton-with-Caldecote, Huntingdonshire, 1859-1871. He married Harriet Amelia Hancocks, 1858, and they had two sons. In 1871 he became the rector of Stretton, Rutlandshire and, to raise funds for the church restoration project, he gave lectures in nearby towns. Bradley continued to write articles, usually under the pseudonym of 'Cuthbert Bede' (two patron saints of Durham).

In 1883 Bradley moved to Lenton with Hanby, Grantham, were he established a free library and a school bank. His publications include: 'Love's Provocations' (1855); 'Motley Prose and Verse, Grave and Gay' (1855);A Holiday Ramble in the Land of Scott,’ 1869; 'The Adventures of Mr Verdant Green' (1870). He also wrote a great many articles for various journals.
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