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Darwin Correspondence Project

William Allport Leighton


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).


Clergy list 1846–8

R. Desmond 1994

Freeman 1978



Clergy list: The clergy list … containing an alphabetical list of the clergy. London: C. Cox [and others]. 1841–89.

Desmond, Ray. 1994. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. New edition, revised with the assistance of Christine Ellwood. London: Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa.: Taylor & Francis.

Freeman, Richard Broke. 1978. Charles Darwin: a companion. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.