Charles Clerke (priest)

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Charles Carr Clerke (December 30, 1798 – December 24, 1877) was Archdeacon of Oxford from March 9, 1830 until his death.[1] He also served as rector of Milton, Berkshire from 1836 to 1875, Canon of Christ Church from 1845 until his death, and Sub-Dean of Christ Church from 1853 until his death.[2]

The son of Sir William Henry Clerke,[3] he was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.[4] the author of a large number of visitation sermons and addresses, as well as devotional texts and treatises on ecclesiastical law. Clerke was a sponsor of the Library of the Fathers.[5]


  1. ^ University Intelligence The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Dec 25, 1877; pg. 7; Issue 29134
  2. ^ Project Canterbury
  3. ^ "Classical Victorians: Scholars, Scoundrels and Generals in Pursuit of Antiquity" Richardson,E p194: Cambridge, CUP, 2013 ISBN 978-1-107-02677-3
  4. ^ "Alumni Oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886; their parentage, birthplace and year of birth, with a record of their degrees. Being the matriculation register of the University" Foster,J (Ed) Vol I p263 Oxford, Parker & Co,1888
  5. ^ Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography, (Netherton and Worth, 1892) p. 646

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