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Rev. Henry Venn Elliott

Rev. Henry Venn Elliott (1792-1865)


Reverend Henry Venn Elliott was the Perpetual Curate of St Mary's in Brighton and the founder of St Mary's Hall, Brighton, an institution for educating the daughters of poor clergy. His sister Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871) wrote over 150 hymns, many of which were published in her brother's collection Psalms and Hymns (1835). His wife Julia Anne née Marshall (1809-1841), who also contributed eleven hymns anonymously to the same work, died in 1841 after the birth of their fifth child.

The 1861 census shows him a widower living at 31, Brunswick Square, Hove, Sussex, with two unmarried daughters, a son, Julius, and five servants, including a cook, a lady's maid, and a footman.

Photographed by Camille Silvy on 30 October 1861.
 

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