A clerical scandal in Victorian Kinlet

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Tom Hughes
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The Rev. Edward PREST was a curate in Kinlet in 1851. He was accused of "fornication and lewdness" with Lydia WHITEHEAD, a gamekeeper's daughter.

There is a short recounting of this story at my blog:

http://victorianclericalerrors.blogspot.com

This is my second posting with a Shropshire subject - the Rev Herbert Wakefield of Shrewsbury was "featured" back in May of this year.

My "peculiar" interest is in Victorian clerical scandals and I am always keen to receive comments, criticisms or suggestions. Thank you very much.

Tom Hughes

victorianga@aol.com

Tony68
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Tom,

If you don't know of it already then the case of the Rev Edward Muckleston would surely be of interest. See the website below:

http://www.mucklestonfhg.com/Pages/AFareDodgingClergyman.aspx

Tony Wootton

Tom Hughes
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Thanks, Tony, very much. I actually did have the Rev. Mucklestone in the data base for the "surplice" incident but the whole serial fare jumping angle is new to me and way more interesting. I'm going to add it. 

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Tom, there are articles in two issues of the Journal of the SFHS which relate directly to the Rev Muckleston.One is by Janet Muckleston in vol 33 part 3; the other is by Donald Harris in vol 33 part 4; both published in 2012. If you, or anyone else, discovers who acquired his various properties when he was declared bankrupt in 1870 I'd be most interested. I'm especially interested in those he held in Pentervin and Bromlow, where his lordship of the manor was also then put up for sale.