Henry and Henry John Hasted: Letters to them

Scope and Content

Twenty-eight letters to Henry Hasted and his son, Henry John Hasted.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Hasted (1771-1852) was born in Bury St Edmunds on 17 September 1771, and educated at Bury Grammar School. He entered Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1789 (B.A., 1793; M.A., 1796), where he was a Fellow, 1795-1804. He was ordained deacon in 1794, and priest in 1795. Hasted became curate of Great Barton, Suffolk, in 1794. He was Rector of Ickworth with Chedburgh, Suffolk, 1803-1842, Rector of Bradfield-Combust, 1808-1832, Rector of Breeseworth, 1812-1852, and Rector of Great and Little Horningsheath, 1814-1852. He was a lecturer at St James's, Bury St Edmunds, 1803-1842. Hasted was the father of Henry John Hasted. He died at Bury St Edmunds on 26 November 1852.

Henry John Hasted (1808-1880) was born on 20 October 1808, and educated in Bury St Edmunds. He entered Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1827 (B.A., 1831; M.A., 1834), and was ordained deacon in 1831, and priest in 1832. He was Rector of Bradfield-Combust and of Little Welnetham, Suffolk, 1832-1849, Rector of Sproughton, 1849-1880, and Rural Dean of Sampford, 1857-1877. He died on 13 June 1880.

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Purchased from Charles Higham, 1982 and 1986.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entries on the Hasteds in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, part II, vol. III (Cambridge University Press, 1947), pp. 283-284.

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