Alfred Lyall died in 1865 and was buried at Harbledown. The fifth and youngest son of John of Findon Sussex, he was educated at Eton, where he was a contemporary of Shelley, and matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1813 (BA 1829). He travelled on the Continent, spending time at Frankfurt and Geneva before settling at Findon, from where he edited the Annual Register from 1822 to 1827. He was ordained deacon and priest in 1829, was curate of Findon from 1829 to 1832, and subsequently vicar of Godmersham Kent (1839–46) and rector of Harbledown (1846–65). He published a travel narrative, Rambles in Madeira and Portugal, in 1827.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.