Gerrard Andrewes

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Gerrard Andrewes (1750–1825) was Dean of Canterbury from 1809. He was educated at Westminster School and then at Trinity College, Cambridge (1769; B.A. 1773; Fellow, 1774; M.A. 1779; D.D. 1807). He was then an usher at Westminster School from 1771 to 1784. He was ordained deacon in 1776, priest in 1778. His subsequent career included rector of Zeal Monachorum, Dorset, 1788; preacher at Magdalen Hospital, London, 1791; at the Foundling Hospital, 1799; rector of Mickleham, Surrey, 1800-1813; rector of St James's, Piccadilly, London, 1802-1825. He was appointed Dean of Canterbury in 1809. He also became vicar of Great Bookham, Surrey in 1820 and was buried there in 1825.[1]


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Rogers Ruding. Annals of the coinage of Britain and its dependencies, from the earliest period ... to the end of the fiftieth year of ... George III. 1817.
Inscription on second front free endpaper: The Gift of the very Reverend Gerard Andrewes D.D. Dean of Canterbury.
An undated donation by Gerrard Andrewes (1750–1825; Dean of Canterbury from 1809).
This is presumably the Dean's own subscription copy: the subscription list includes 'The Very Rev. Gerrard Andrewes, D.D. Dean of Canterbury, Rector of St. James, F.S.A.' The Dean and Chapter are also listed as subscribing; their copy no longer appears to be in the Library.
  1. CCED PersonID 1548; Venn, ACAD Database, ID=ANDS769G