William Allport Leighton

1805–89

Botanist, clergyman, and antiquary. Schoolfellow of CD’s in Shrewsbury, 1817. Priest at Lichfield, 1843–6. Curate of St Giles’s, Shrewsbury, 1846–8. Edited the Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society for many years. Published The flora of Shropshire (1841).

Sources: Clergy list 1846–8, R. Desmond 1994, R. B. Freeman 1978, ODNB. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)