Cambridge-educated son-in-law of Samuel Antliff, born in Bristol. As a tutor at Hartley College, 1902-35, his contributions to theology and biblical criticism included his Hartley Lecture, The Holy Spirit in Faith and Experience (1911) and (with William Barker) a Jubilee History of the College (1931). At the Methodist Church Congress in 1929 he spoke on 'The Ministry in the Early Church' and in 1931 on 'Sin - a Personal Relationship'. He was President of the PM Conference in 1926. He died on 28 March 1950.