Francis Lear (Dean of Salisbury)

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Francis Lear (b Downton, Wiltshire 1889 – d Salisbury 1850) was the Dean of Salisbury in the Church of England from 1846 until his death.[1]

Lear was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford.[2] He held livings at Chilmark, Wiltshire and Bishopstone, Salisbury. He was Archdeacon of Sarum from 1836[3] until his appointment as Dean. He died on 23 March 1850.[4] His son, also named Francis, was Archdeacon of Sarum from 1875 until his death on 1914.[5]


  1. ^ DEATH OF THE DEAN OF SALISBURY. The Morning Post (London, England), Wednesday, March 27, 1850; pg. 4; Issue 23805
  2. ^ "Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886: Their Parentage, Birthplace, and Year of Birth, with a Record of Their Degrees" Foster, J: Oxford Parker & Co 1891 (Series II vol iv (surnames L-R) p828
  3. ^ Ecclesiastical Intelligence 'The Essex Standard, and Colchester, Chelmsford, Maldon, Harwich, and General County Advertiser' (Colchester, England), Friday, December 30, 1836; Issue 313
  4. ^ Deaths. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Mar 27, 1850; pg. 9; Issue 20447
  5. ^ "Canon Francis Lear" The Times (London, England), Friday, 20 February 1914; pg. 9; Issue 40452
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Liscombe Clarke
Archdeacon of Sarum
1836 –1846
Succeeded by
William Hony
Preceded by
Hugh Pearson
Dean of Salisbury
1846 –1850
Succeeded by
Henry Hamilton

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