Ernald Lane (born 3 March 1836) was an Anglican priest in the late 19th century and the early part of the 20th.

He was born the son of John Newton Lane of King's Bromley, Staffordshire and educated at Balliol College, Oxford. Through his father, he was a descendant of the Lane family of Bentley, West Midlands, one of whom was Jane Lane, Lady Fisher, a heroine of the English Civil War.[1] A fine rower who represented Oxford in the 1858 Boat Race[2] he was ordained in 1862 and was a curate at Baldersby, Rector of Leigh, Staffordshire and then a prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral until 1888 when he became Archdeacon of Stoke.[3]

A noted scholar,[4] he was the Dean of Rochester from 1904 until 1913,[5] where there is a memorial to him.

He married in 1879 Evelyn, the daughter of J. W. Philips of Heybridge, Staffordshire.[6]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ Boat race details
  3. ^ Archdeacon of Stoke
  4. ^ He was a Fellow of All Souls College, OxfordThe Times, 28 May 1860; pg. 6; Issue 23631; col E, University Intelligence
  5. ^ The Dean Of Rochester The Times Friday, 17 January 1913; pg. 41; Issue 40111; col C
  6. ^ Burke, Bernard. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland (Volume 2).
Church of England titles Preceded bySamuel Reynolds Hole Dean of Rochester 1904 –1913 Succeeded byJohn Storrs