Burnaby, Sherrard Beaumont 1831 - 1902

English; British

(1831-1902), vicar of Hampstead and author

Burnaby was educated at St Paul's School and Christ's College Cambridge. He was ordained deacon in 1857 and priest in 1859; and from 1857-1864 was curate of Holy Trinity, Stepney. In 1866, he was appointed Rector of Wapping and in 1871 Burnaby married and became Vicar of Hampstead in 1873 until 1900. He had undergone a serious operation in 1899, which he never really recovered.

Less than a year before his death, Burnaby published a treatise on the Jewish and Muhammadan Calendars, dealing very fully with the intricacies of the subject, simplifying and correcting the rules for both calendars, giving explanations for the rules and Chronological Tables. He was elected a Fellow of the Astronomical Society on the 9th April 1897; he died at Great Missenden, Bucks, on the 23rd February 1902, leaving three sons.