Rectors of Edburton

Purple_orange_green.pngThe first four posts in an occasional series on the rectors of Edburton appear in our local history section today. All four posts concern George Keith (c1639-1716) who, amongst distinguished company, is probably the best known of all our rectors. Certainly he is the one about whom most has been written. He was a quite remarkable man: author, colonist, jailbird, mathematician, missionary, polemicist, preacher, quaker, schoolmaster, surveyor, theologian and, finally, an unappreciated Anglican priest in the middle of nowhere.