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Reverend William Heygate Benn

Reverend William Heygate Benn

Identified in the Silvy daybooks as Rev. J.W. Benn and on the back of the carte as Rev. W. Benn, this is probably Reverend William Heygate Benn, Rector of Churchover, near Rugby, in Warwickshire.

According to Foster's Alumni Oxoniensis, 1715-1886, Reverend Benn was the second son of Thomas Benn of Rugby and he was born in or about 1815. He was educated at Exeter College and Merton College, Oxford (BA, 1838; MA, 1841). He became Rector of Churchover in 1853.

Photographed by Camille Silvy on 8 August 1862.

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