Rev. David Henry Urquhart

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Rev. David Henry Urquhart

Birthplace: Holland Hall, Suffolk, England
Death: May 22, 1829 (73-74)
Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of David Urquart of Holland Hall, Suffolk and Judith Laycon
Husband of Elizabeth Day
Father of Charles Ives Urquhart; Walter Alexander Urquhart; George Day Urquhart; Elizabeth Urquhart; Henry John Urquhart and 3 others

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About Rev. David Henry Urquhart

Appears to have been known as "Henry" to his family and schoolmates. Matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford on 12 July, 1771, aged 16. Received his B.A. in 1775 and his M.A. in 1778. Translator of Greek and Latin who provided one of three 18th C. Greek-to-English translations of the Anacreontea. Published Commentaries on Classical Learning in London, 1803. Served as vicar of Threckingham, Lincolnshire starting in 1803. Was rector and clerk of Broadmayne, Dorset until his death on 22 May 1829. Will probated 3 July 1829.


  • "David Henry Urquhart." England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 via MyHeritage. < link > Accessed 20 November 2021.
    • Name: David Henry Urquhart; Gender: Male; Marriage: Oct 9 1783 - Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; Wife: Elizabeth Day; GS Film Number: 1545226; Digital Folder Number: 004007091; Image Number: 43.
  • "Eliza Urguhart." England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 via MyHeritage. < link > Accessed 20 November 2021.
    • Name: Eliza Urguhart; Gender: Female; Christening: Mar 18 1796 - All Saints, Gainsborough, Lincoln, England; Residence: Gainsborough, Lincoln, England; Father: David Henry Urguhart; Mother: Elizabeth; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C16252-2; System Origin: England-EASy; GS Film number: 1450407; Reference ID: item 1.
  • Foster, Joseph. Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886, Volumes 3-4, p. 1460. Oxford, England: Parker and Company, 1888.
  • "George Day." England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 via MyHeritage. < link > Accessed 20 November 2021.
    • Name: George Day; Gender: Male; Birth: 1792; Christening: 1792 - St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; Residence: 1792 - Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; Father: David Henry Urquhart; Mother: Elizabeth Day; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C16315-8; System Origin: England-VR; GS Film number: 1526328; Reference ID: - 2:1NP89QR.
  • Lind, L. R. "Review: [Untitled]" The Classical World. Vol. 70, No. 3 (Nov., 1976), p. 217.
  • London Institution. A Catalogue of the Library of the London Institution, p. 642. London: London Institution, 1835.
  • Wallace, Jennifer. Shelley and Greece: Rethinking Romantic Hellenism, p. 30. New York: Springer, 1997.
  • "Will of Reverend David Henry Urquhart, Clerk of Broadmayne, Dorset." The National Archives, Kew. < link > Accessed 20 November 2021.
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Rev. David Henry Urquhart's Timeline

Holland Hall, Suffolk, England
October 2, 1784
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
February 27, 1792
St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
February 1796
June 12, 1797
May 22, 1829
Age 74
Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom