Political economist; of King's College, London, and Magdalen
Hall, Oxford; M.A., 1849; curate of St.
Paul's, Oxford; abandoned clerical profession; first Tooke professor of statistics and economic science,
King's College, London, 185990; Drummond professor of political economy, Oxford, 18627; became
intimate with Cobden, whose views he adopted; instrumental in obtaining Clerical Disabilities Relief Act,
of which he was first to avail himself, 1870; engaged in political agitation; M.P., Southwark, 18805,
Bermondsey, 18856; lecturer in political economy, Worcester College, Oxford, 1883; re-elected
Drummond professor, 1888; published works on economics and economic history, including History of
Agriculture and Prices (6 vols.), 186687. [xlix. 123] Sidney Lee, Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome, The Macmillan Company. London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1903 .