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Francis Leith Boyd

(1853-1927), Vicar of St Paul's

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Francis Leith Boyd, by Ethel Glazebrook - NPG x68906

Francis Leith Boyd

by Ethel Glazebrook
bromide print, 1914
NPG x68906


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Caroline Ferguson

08 October 2021, 21:35

Rev Boyd was born 1853 in Toronto,Canada .He attended Cambridge university and married Elizabeth Archdale Harris in 1905 . He commissioned architect William Niven to design St Albans - William worked with Sir George Gilbert Scott on the restoration of Westminster Chapel (William is the grand father of actor David J G Niven by his first wife Helen Bousted.)

Julia Upton

13 August 2021, 15:39

The design of the new church, St Alban’s Teddington, which was built in 1889 and consecrated in 1896,[9] was commissioned by its first vicar, Rev. Francis Leith Boyd, who had been appointed as Vicar of Teddington in 1884 when he was 28, officiating at the parish church of St Mary.

Also vicar of St Paul’s, Knightsbridge

this grandiose Victorian gothic pile rose above the river at the lock. Its vicar was Francis Leith Boyd, who was given to ‘furious outbursts’ from the pulpit; he was popular enough to fill the church to overflowing when he delivered his fiery sermons…

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