Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: John Cox Boyce (1827–1889)

Biography: John Cox Boyce was born in 1827 in Bordesley, Warwickshire, the son of John Boyce of Birmingham. He attended Madgalen College, Oxford, earning a B.A. (1854) and a M.A. (1859). Boyce was ordained in 1855 and served in a number of positions: curate of Topcliffe, perpetual curate of Marton-le-Moor, domestic chaplain to Lord Borthwick, and rector of Cornwell. In addition, for many years, Boyce was the clerk chaplain of the West Riding Lunatic Asylum in Wakefield. He wrote two collections of poetry, a handful of religious works, and two novels: The House of Percival (1871) and Frost and Thaw (1873). He died in 1889 in Cornwell.

References: Boase; British Census (1881)


  1. The House of Percival.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1871.
  2. Frost and Thaw: A Story with a Moral.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1873.