Rev Michael Edward ROWLANDSON D.D. 
- Born: 12 Mar 1769, Grassmere CUL
- Marriage (1): Rebecca SHRIMPTON  on 1 Feb 1798 in Hungerford Berkshire
- Died: 8 Jul 1824, Warminster WIL aged 55
Rowlandson Michael s. Edward of Grasmere, Westmorland, cler, St Mary Hall, matric, 24 Jan, 1800, aged 30, BA 1803, MA 1807; B and DD, Queens College, 1818, vicar of Warminster, Wilts, 1808, and rector of Monkton Farleigh 1890, until his death 8 July 1824.
Ref: Oxford University Alumni 1500 - 1886.
Name: Michael Rowlandson
Marriage Date: 1 Feb 1798
Marriage Place: Hungerford,Berkshire,England
Spouse: Rebeckah Shrimpton
FHL Film Number: 88273, 88274
Hungerford Virtual Museum - 2018
Dr Michael Rowlandson was recorded in Rev Tagg's c1970 list of Curates of Hungerford.
John Toman, author of two books on Francis Kilvert (1840-1879) the famous diarist emailed the Virtual Museum in Dec 2011 saying:
The Rev Francis Kilvert (1793-1863), uncle to Francis Kilvert (1840-1879) the famous diarist, was taught by Rowlandson.
Michael Edward Rowlandson was born in 1769.
He attended St Mary Hall, Oxford, an annexe of Oriel College, and was awarded M.A. in 1807.
He became Vicar of Warminster in 1808, and became Doctor of Divinity in 1818.
He married Rebecca Shrimpton.
He was Rector of Monkton Farleigh (Wilts) in 1819 while still Vicar of Warminster i.e. pluralist. He resigned the former post on 28 Jan 1824.
His obituary (Gentleman's Magazine, Oct 1824) states he was Vicar of Warminster when he died aged 55.
He had 13 children, almost all of whom went to India in various capacities, some military, most as merchants with East India Company.
His son John (born 1811) was appointed chaplain with the Company in 1840. His brother, Michael John (b.1804), was in the Madras Artillery and became a general.
I think that Dr. Rowlandson was an Evangelical, partly because uncle Francis Kilvert was and would have his education trusted to one of the same persuasion.
The Christian Remembrancer.
Died July 8, age 65, deeply lamented by a numerous family and an extensive circle of friends, the Rev Michael Rowlandson, DD of Queens College Oxford, the vicar of Warminster.
The death of this excellent clergyman is a loss not only to his afflicted family, but to the Church, of which he was a true son, showing himself, on all occasions, with a manly firmness, the zealous supporter of his orthodox principles. His exemplary discharge of all his duties, both public and private, seconded by the unaffected dignity of his deportment, established his influence on the hearts of his parishioners, and rendered him a valuable instrument for their good. All who knew him indeed could not but feel a respect for him, and those who knew him well, could not but love and esteem him. He possessed a strong masculine understanding, and was a very accurate scholar; as many can attest, who are indebted to him as the preceptor of their youth, and who must remember also, with gratitude, the faithful labour and pains which he bestowed on their instruction. The general respect which accompanied him was evidenced on a former occasion, when, on his quitting his residence at Hungerford, the inhabitants of that parish presented him with a valuable piece of plate, in testimony of their sense of his services, - but the feeling with which he was regarded was particularly shown on this last solemn occasion. At his funeral shops of the town of Warminster were closed, and a great number of respectable persons followed his corpse to the grave. The church would not contain the people who flocked to witness the mournful ceremony.
Image Courtesy of Steinthal Family Tree - Michael Stamford Ancestry 2018
Michael married Rebecca SHRIMPTON  [MRIN: 4718] on 1 Feb 1798 in Hungerford Berkshire. (Rebecca SHRIMPTON  was born in 1777 in Marlborough WIL and died on 16 Dec 1867 in Croydon SRY.)