Newland, Henry Garrett (DNB00)

NEWLAND, HENRY GARRETT (1804–1860), divine, born in London in 1804, accompanied when five his father (Col. Bingham Newland) to Sicily, where he remained seven years. In 1816 he was sent to school at Lausanne, Switzerland, to learn the French language, and at the end of that year he returned to England. In 1823 he matriculated from Christ's College, Cambridge, but afterwards migrated to Corpus Christi College, in the same university, whence he graduated B.A. in 1827 and M.A. in 1830. After being ordained priest in 1829, he was, in September that year, presented to the rich sinecure rectory of Westbourne, Sussex, but also held two or three important curacies in the diocese of Chichester until January 1834, when he became vicar of Westbourne. There he established a daily choral service, and zealously preached tractarian doctrine. In the autumn of 1855 he removed to the vicarage of St. Mary-Church with Coffinswell, near Torquay, Devonshire, at the earnest solicitation of Henry Phillpotts [q. v.], bishop of Exeter, who appointed him his domestic chaplain. He died at St. Mary-Church on 25 June 1860.

His works are, excluding tracts and pamphlets:

  1. ‘The Erne, its Legends and its Fly-fishing,’ London, 1851, 12mo.
  2. Confession and Absolution. The Sentiments of the Bishop of Exeter identical with those of the Reformers,’ London, 1852, 12mo.
  3. ‘Three Lectures on Tractarianism,’ delivered in the Town-hall, Brighton, four editions 1852–3.
  4. ‘The Seasons of the Church: What they teach. A series of Sermons on the different Times and Occasions of the Christian Year,’ 3 vols.
  5. ‘Postils. Short Sermons on the Parables, &c. Adapted from the Teaching of the Fathers.’
  6. ‘Confirmation and First Communion. A series of Essays, Lectures, Sermons, Conversations, and Heads of Catechising, relative to the Preparation of Catechumens,’ London, 1853, and again 1854, 12mo.
  7. ‘Forest Scenes in Norway and Sweden,’ London, 1854, 8vo.
  8. ‘Commentaries on Ephesians and Philippians,’ 1860, 2 vols.

[Memoir by the Rev. Reginald J. Shutte, London, 1861; Sussex Archæol. Col. vol. xxii.; Graduati Cantabr. 1846; Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1860, p. 448; Gent. Mag. 1860, ii. 210.]

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