Linton, William Richardson (Person)
(2 April 1850 – 4 January 1908)Botanist and vicar of Shirley between 1886 and his death in 1908.
Born in Diddington, Huntingdonshire. Married Alice Shirley, daughter of Rev. Walter Waddington Shirley and Philippa Knight, on 26 January 1887. He has his own entry on Wikipedia.
|1887||He hosted Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebrations which involved feeding 120 parishioners with roast beef and plum pudding,|
|1888||He presided over the Vestry Meeting where parish appointments were made and the accounts were received and approved. He also presided over an "entertainment" held in the school-|
|1890||The choir's annual trip this year was to Buxton.|
|1891||He donated £10 to the fund for rebuilding the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and married Samuel Normanshaw to Mary Gilman.|
|1895||In October, he found some ripe strawberries in his garden and sent them to the editor of The Standard.|
|1896||He gave a lecture about Silas Marner in the school-|
|1897||He published a pamphlet about the parish activities. Married Hamlet Yates, of Hollington, to Sarah Elizabeth Hudson, of Shirley.|
|1900||He was one of the lunch guests at the Brailsford Ploughing Match held at Shirley Hall farm.|
|1902||A supper was given in the school-|
|1903||He and Mrs. Michell entertained the choir with a roast supper, songs and games at the vicarage.|
|1905||Married Mary Bainbrigge, the butcher's daughter to John Comely of Hatton.|
|1907||John Maskrey, having been a member of the choir for 34 years, was presented with an oak clock. Vacancies for teaching staff were advertised in the Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal.|
|1908||He died. Details of his estate were published: he left £4,373 18s. 11d., gross, £3,851 net. Probate was granted to Walter Knight Shirley of Liverpool. Hardy and Hardy were instructed to sell by auction the surplus household effects. His obituary was published in The Times.|
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Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 1 July 1887
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 10 April 1908
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 12 June 1908
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 12 September 1890
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 13 April 1888
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 20 February 1897
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 20 January 1888
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 23 January 1903
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 28 November 1896
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 3 May 1907
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 4 January 1902
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 8 September 1905
Derbyshire Royal Infirmary
Kelly's Directory 1895 p341
Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1899
National Archives - MAF 14/5
Shirley Parish in 1897
St. Michael's — a time line
The Standard, October 25, 1895
The Times (London), January 8, 1908
Vicars of Shirley
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