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Ralph Churton - Vicar of Middleton Cheney

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Ralph Churton - Vicar of Middleton Cheney
Ralph was buried March 23rd 1831 aged 76. Mary buried March 17th 1829 aged 58 - discovered in the Chancel under a carpet !
Posted by moldofmc on August 17, 2010 Slideshow

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5:35 PM on August 17, 2010 
He was born on an estate called the Snabb, in the township of Bickley and parish of Malpas, Cheshire, on 8 December 1754, being the younger of two sons of Thomas Churton and Sarah Clemson. He was educated in the grammar school of Malpas, and after the loss of both parents, who died while he was very young, he found a friend and benefactor in Dr. Thomas Townson, rector of Malpas, who recommended that he should be entered at Brasenose College, Oxford (1772), and who paid half of his expenses at the university. He graduated B.A. in 1775 and M.A. in 1778 and was elected a fellow of his college in that year. He was chosen Bampton lecturer in 1785 and appointed Whitehall preacher by Bishop Beilby Porteus in 1788. He was presented to the college rectory of Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, in 1792; and collated to the archdeaconry of St David's, by Bishop Burgess, on 18 September 1805. He died at Middleton Cheney in 1831. He was Rector of Middleton Cheney for 39 years, and would have baptised and buried a few of our Molds I think !