Alexander Cory

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The Venerable Alexander Cory was Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight.

Born into an ecclesiastical family on 19 March 1890,[1] he was educated at St John's School, Leatherhead, Keble College, Oxford and Ripon College Cuddesdon he was ordained in 1914.[2] After a curacy at Portsea he was a World War I temporary Chaplain to the Forces. He was Rector of Burton Overy from 1919 to 1923 and then Vicar of St Mary’s, Far Cotton until 1928. After that he was Vicar of Fareham for a decade then the incumbent at Hayling Island until 1946. Moving to the Isle of Wight he was Vicar of All Saints, Ryde[3] from 1946 to 1952 when he became Archdeacon of the whole island[4]

He died on 7 April 1973 [5]


  1. ^ His father was Alexander Arthur Cory, sometime Vicar of Tipton > “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  3. ^ Geograph
  4. ^ The Times, Saturday, 19 Jul 1952; pg. 6; Issue 52368; col F Ecclesiastical News
  5. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 10 Apr 1973; pg. 28; Issue 58754; col A Deaths
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward James Keymer Roberts
Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight
July1952– November 1961
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Lewis Tiarks