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seventy parsonage-houses added or rendered habitable, and a sum of not less than 360,000l. raised and spent on church work in his diocese. One of the most valuable efforts of his episcopate was the establishment of the Church Extension Society (Morgan, Four Biographical Sketches, p. 32). On 30 Nov. 1882, little more than a fortnight before his death, his portrait, painted by Ouless, was presented to him by Lord Aberdare in the town-hall at Cardiff in behalf of the clergy and laity of his diocese. He died at Bishop's Court, Llandaff, on 16 Dec. 1882, having been for some time the senior member of the bench, and was buried in the churchyard of his cathedral. A tomb, with his effigy in marble by Armitstead, was erected by the diocese in his memory on the north side of the altar steps.

By his wife Alicia Olivia, daughter of Lieutenant-general Spencer of Bramley Grange, Yorkshire, who died on 13 July 1886, in her eighty-fifth year, he had several children, of whom three sons survived him: Alfred, colonel B.S.C.; Joseph Earle, chancellor of the dioceses of Llandaff and St. David's; and Edward, colonel R.H.A.

In person the bishop was tall and spare, with features said by many to resemble those of the Duke of Wellington. In advancing years he suffered from deafness, but his intellect was keen and vigorous to the last.

His published works, which are numerous, consist chiefly of sermons and charges, ranging in date from 1827 to 1881. Among these may be specified: 1. ‘An Analysis of the Text of the History of Joseph,’ in Hebrew, for the use of his students at Lampeter; an interleaved copy of the second edition (1833), with the author's notes, is in the library of St. Paul's School, and another of the third edition (1836) in that of St. David's College, Lampeter. 2. ‘Some Account of the Condition of the Fabric of Llandaff Cathedral,’ of which the first edition appeared in 1857, and the second, with plates, in 1860.

[Gardiner's Admission Registers of St. Paul's School; articles in the Pauline, February 1883; Morgan's Four Biographical Sketches, 1892; Guardian, 20 Dec. 1882; Annual Register, 1882, p. 166; Le Neve's Fasti, ii. 257, iii. 656; personal knowledge.]

J. H. L.

OLLYFFE, JOHN (1647–1717), divine, son of John Ollyffe of Arundel, Sussex, was born there in 1647. After spending three years at Cambridge he removed to Oxford, and matriculated at Queen's College on 7 Feb. 1667–8. In 1672 he proceeded B.C.L. from New Inn Hall, and took holy orders. He was instituted, in 1673, rector of West Almer, Dorset, where he remained twenty years. In 1693 he was preferred to the rectory of Dunton, Buckinghamshire, where he remained until his death on 24 June 1717.

Ollyffe had three sons: John (b. 1676), rector of Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, 1699–1743; George (b. 1682), vicar of Kemble 1707, and of Wendover 1715; and Thomas, vicar of Dunton and Eyworth, Bedfordshire, 1712–42, and rector of Denham, Buckinghamshire, 1742–8.

Ollyffe published, besides separate sermons: 1. ‘A Brief Defence of Infant-Baptism: with an Appendix, wherein is shewed that it is not necessary that Baptism should be administred by Dipping,’ London, 1694. 2. ‘The Blessedness of Good men after Death: a Sermon Preach'd at the Funeral of the Revd. Mr. Henry Cornish, B.D. … with a Preface to Rectifie some Misrepresentations, &c., in a late Pamphlet entitled “Some Remarks on the Life, Death, and Burial of the said Mr. Cornish,”’ London, 1699. 3. ‘An Essay towards a Comprehension, or a Persuasive to Unity amongst Protestants. Humbly offered to the Consideration of the two Houses of Parliament, and especially to the Most Reverend the Archbishops, the Right Reverend the Bishops, and the rest of the Clergy assembled in Convocation,’ London, 1701. 4. ‘A Defence of Ministerial Conformity to the Church of England: in answer to the Misrepresentations of the terms thereof by Mr. Calamy, in the Tenth Chapter of his Abridgement of the “History of Mr. Baxter's Life and Times,”’ London, 1792. This was replied to by ‘J. A.’ in ‘A Letter to the Reverend Mr. John Ollyffe touching the Declaration of Assent and Consent to the Liturgy and the Imposition of certain things scrupled therein,’ London, 1703, and by Edmund Calamy the younger in ‘A Defence of Moderate Non-Conformity,’ 3 pts. London, 1703–5. The third part contains ‘an Index of some Peculiarities in Mr. Ollyffe's manner of writing in this controversie.’ Ollyffe replied with (5) ‘A Second Defence of Ministerial Conformity to the Church of England,’ London, 1705; and again with (6) ‘A Third Defence of Ministerial Conformity to the Church of England,’ London, 1706. 7. ‘A Practical Exposition of the Church Catechism,’ 2 vols. London, 1710.

[Foster's Alumni Oxon. 1500–1714; Hutchins's Hist. of Dorset, iii. 496; Wood's Athenæ Oxon. ed. Bliss, iv. 533; Kennet's Register, 837; Wilson's Dissenting Churches, i. 380, iv. 75; Register of Arundel, per the Rev. J. E. G. Farmer; Rawlinson MS. B. lxxx.]

C. F. S.

OLMIUS, JOHN LUTTRELL, third Earl of Carhampton (d. 1829). [See under Luttrell, James.]