1799–1874

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Born: De­cem­ber 31, 1799, Lond­on, Eng­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 26, 1874, Rug­by, Eng­land, of small­pox.

Buried: St. An­drew’s Church, Rug­by, Eng­land.

Biography

John was the hu­s­band of Har­ri­et Mar­ga­ret Fer­gu­son, and fa­ther of hym­nists Ger­ard and Ma­ry Moult­rie.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Trin­ity College, Cam­bridge (BA 1823), where he was Bell’s Un­i­ver­si­ty Scholar in 1822.

Taking Ho­ly Or­ders in 1825, he was pre­sent­ed that year by the Earl of Cra­ven to the rec­to­ry of Rug­by, where he re­mained the rest of his life (part of the Rug­by Par­ish Church is still known as the Moul­trie Aisle).

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