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GILBERTSON , LEWIS ( 1815 - 1896 ), cleric, vice-principal of Jesus College, Oxford ;

b. in 1815 , son of William Cobb Gilbertson . He spent his youth at Elerch, Cards. Educated at Jesus College , Oxford , he graduated B.A. , 1836 , M.A. 1839 , B.D. 1847 , and was a Fellow of Jesus College , 1840-72 . He was ordained deacon , 1837 , by the bishop of Gloucester and Bristol (obtaining the curacy of Sheringham , near Cheltenham ) and priest , 1838 , in the same diocese. From 1841 until 1852 he was vicar of Llangorwen, Cards. , where he became known for his connection with the Oxford Movement . In 1852 he returned to Jesus College and after serving as junior bursar and lecturer , became vice-principal , 1855-72 . He was made vicar of the new parish of Elerch , April 1869 , but, as patron , he appointed his successor, Nov. 1870 . In that year he was made rector of Braunston , near Rugby [a College living], which he held until his retirement in 1893 . He retired to Aberystwyth and d. 2 April 1896 .

Sources:

  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • Crockford's Clerical Directory ;
  • Yr Haul , 1902 , 149;
  • Aberystwyth Observer , 9 April 1896 ;
  • Hardy , Jesus College (1899) ;
  • S. Davids Diocesan Records at the National Library of Wales in N.L.W.

Author:

Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959