Edwin Gifford

Edwin Hamilton Gifford, DD (18 December 1820 – 4 May 1905) was an eminent Anglican priest and author in the second half of the 19th century.[1]

Edwin Gifford was educated at Shrewsbury and St John's College, Cambridge.[2] He was ordained in 1845.[3] He was Second Master at his old school then Head Master of King Edward's School, Birmingham and an honorary Canon of Worcester.[4] Later he was Rector of Walgrave [5] then Much Hadham. From 1884 to 1889 he was Archdeacon of London.
He died on 4 May 1905.[6]

Emma Lavinia Gifford, the first wife of Thomas Hardy, was his niece.[7]


  • Glory of God in Man, 1864
  • Voices of the Prophets
  • Romans in the Speaker's Commentary, 1881
  • Authorship of Psalm cx, 1892
  • St Cyril of Jerusalem in the Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, 1894


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Gifford, Edwin Hamilton (GFRT838EH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Ordinations Lichfield The Times Friday, Dec 26, 1845; pg. 6; Issue 19117; col A
  4. ^ Uncle of Thomas Hardy’s first wife
  5. ^ National Archives
  6. ^ Obituary. Dr. E. H. Gifford. The Times Saturday, May 06, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37700; col D
  7. ^ "Neal Oxborrow". Retrieved 2013-06-25.

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Piers Calverley Claughton
Archdeacon of London
1884 – 1889
Succeeded by
William Macdonald Sinclair

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