John Alton Hatchard (1815-1893)

From Historical Hastings

Born in 1815 in Shropshire, the son of the Rev John Hatchard (1793-1869) and grandson of John Hatchard, a London bookseller, Hatchard was ordained in 1841. In 1853 he became perpetual curate of St Leonards, but resigned this post in 1856, having bought a number of houses in Marina using money from his wife's inheritance. He was opposed to the construction of St Leonards Pier, believing it would 'cheapen' the town in a similar way to Hastings. Best known for authoring 'Romanism Overthrown by Wellington', a sermon preached on the death of the Duke of Wellington in 1852[1]

References & Notes

  1. East Sussex County Council Archive The Keep GB179_AMS6417_6