The following information has been extracted from a number of sources including Alumni Oxonienses and Crockfords Clerical Directory,1932.
John Edward Ingleby Procter was the elder son of John Mathias Procter, and his wife Marian Marden, the only daughter of Samuel Mitchell of Great Newbury, Ilford. He was born on 10 September 1865 and educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London. He entered New College, Oxford in 1885 and was awarded the degree of B.A. in 1888 and that of M.A. in 1891.
John was ordained Deacon in 1888 and Priest in 1890. He served as Curate of St John's, Stratford from 1888 to 1889, and as that of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Saffron Walden in Essex from 1889 to 1890. In 1890 he became Curate of Thorley, where his father, John Mathias Procter, was Rector. He remained as Curate until his father resigned from the benefice, and he was instituted as Rector on 8 September 1909.
John was Rural Dean of Bishop's Stortford from 1923 to 1929. He was installed as an Honorary Canon of St Alban's in 1930.
John resigned as Rector of Thorley in 1937. He remained a Canon of St Alban's until his death, aged 85, on 6 September 1950. He is buried in St James' Churchyard.
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