Freer, Richard Lane (1804 -1863)
Richard Lane Freer was the second son of the Reverend Thomas Lane Freer, Rector of Handsworth in Staffordshire. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated 28 April 1824, age 18, took his B.A. in 1828, and his D.D. in 1858. He was Rector of Bishopstone cum Zazor in Herefordshire from 1830 until his death, Vicar of Mansel Lacy in the same county 1840, Prebend of Hereford 1847 1863, and Archdeacon of Hereford 1852 1863, and Praelector of the Cathedral from 1861 until his death. His books were incorporated in the Dowdeswell Library at Pull Court in Worcestershire.