Rev. Charles Jasper Selwyn

Male 1726 - 1794  (68 years)


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  • Name Charles Jasper Selwyn 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 19 Feb 1725/26 
    Christened 5 Mar 1725/26  St. Margaret's, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Sep 1794 
    Buried 16 Sep 1794  Batsford churchyard Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0277  The Selwyn Family Tree
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2015 

    Father Capt. Henry Charles Selwyn,   b. 19 Aug 1690,   d. 3 Sep 1734, Matson Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Ruth Compton,   b. 13 Nov 1695,   d. 3 May 1761  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1717  Carham, Berwick Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones
    Plaque in memory of Henry and Ruth Selwyn and their children Albinia and Hannah
    Plaque in memory of Henry and Ruth Selwyn and their children Albinia and Hannah
    Family ID F036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Coxeter,   b. 1730,   d. 1776, Blockley Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1750  St. Mary's, Dover Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Capt. Henry Charles Selwyn,   b. 1751, Bampton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1807, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +2. Rev. John Selwyn,   b. 3 May 1753, Blockley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1823  (Age 70 years)
     3. William Selwyn,   b. 30 April 1755, Blockley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 June 1755, Blockley Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Albinia Selwyn,   b. 1758,   d. 27 Jul 1832  (Age 74 years)
    +5. Rev. Congreve Selwyn,   b. 9 Feb 1762, Blockley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1808, Ledbury Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Mary Selwyn,   b. 1763,   d. Jul 1846  (Age 83 years)
     7. Harriet Selwyn,   b. 1767,   d. 15 Jul 1767  (Age 0 years)
     8. Elizabeth Selwyn,   b. 1769,   d. 30 Nov 1839  (Age 70 years)
     9. William Selwyn,   b. 1771, Blockley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1794, Batsford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 5 Mar 1725/26 - St. Margaret's, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jun 1750 - St. Mary's, Dover Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Sep 1794 - Batsford churchyard Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Blockley church
    Blockley church
    Blockley church in 1788
    Blockley church in 1788
    by Henry Charles Selwyn and dedicated to Rev Charles Jasper Selwyn

    Headstones
    Inscription to Charles Jasper Selwyn on the wall of Blockley church.
    Inscription to Charles Jasper Selwyn on the wall of Blockley church.
    To the Rev. Charles Jasper Selwyn, M.A., descended from an
    antiente and respectable family in the County of Gloucester, late
    Rector of Beverstone in the same County, and. the very exemplary
    vicar of the parish of Blockley in the County of Worcester. He
    departed this life 10th of September, 1794 in the 67th year of his
    age, and 41st of his ministry. He was buried in the adjoining parish
    of Batsford The memory of this excellent man will be dear to the
    wise and good, so long as Christian zeal in a Minister of the
    Church of England, unshaken integrity in a well-informed
    Magistrate, and the exact observance of every Christian, social,
    and relative duty exercised upon all occasions with uncommon
    humility are held in estimation and respect. These words, so justly
    descriptive of the character they commemorate, are inscribed on
    this tablet by a friend to truth and real merit, with the hope, that the
    many virtues, and the bright example of so valuable a member of
    society may be long remembered by the present generation, and
    may be transmitted to future ages for the benefit of the latest
    posterity.

  • Notes 
    • Prebendary of Torleton 1775-1794
    • Vicar of Blockley 1761-1794
    • s. Henry. 'principis. curii Westmonasterii,' gent. CHRISTCHRURCH, matric. 12 June 1745, aged 18; B.A. 1749, M.A. 1767, vicar of Blockley, co. Worcester, 1761, rector of Beverstone with Kingscote, co. Gloucester, 1767, and preb. of Salisbury 1775, until his death 10 Sep., 1794, father of John, 1774, and of the next named. See Alumni West., 333.

    Died:
    • Obituary from Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 64

      At Blockley, in the county and diocese of Worcester, the Rev. Charles Jasper Selwyn, M.A. more than 40 years minister of that parish; of whose exemplary character they can on speak as it deserves, who had the happiness to be most intimately acquainted with his virtues, which originated from the most enduring sweetness and benevolence of natural disposition, improved and heightened by the influences of true religion. This gentleman was of a very antient and respectable family, nearly connected with Lords Sydney and Boston. He was educated at Westminster School; and his amiable character and conduct there still live in the memories of his contemporaries. He was elected thence to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1775; and soon after he had taken his first degree, married Elizabeth, the daughter of ____ Coxeter, esq. of Bampton, co. Oxford. Not many years after his ordination he was placed by his friend Mr. Congreve, the late generous and worthy vicar of that parish, in the curacy of Blockley, with a handsome stipend; and his faithful labours, in an extensive and laborious cure, so recommended him to his liberal-minded principal, that he permitted him to apply to Dr. Johnson then Bishop of Worcester, who was no stranger to Mr. Selwyn's character, to consent to the resignation of Mr. Congreve, and collate his excellect curate to the vicarage. In that station he was enabled, by this fortunate increase of income, to extend his bounty to his poor parishioners.

      "By him were riches rightly understood
      "to be a larger power of doing good."

      About 20 years ago he qualified as a justice of the peace for the county of Worcester; and, not many years since, he also qualified for the county of Gloucester: and in this arduous situation, in a district of thirty miles extent, with very few resident magistrates, he acquitted himself with such unbiassed integrity, such unwearied patience, such found judgement, and such strict adherence to the laws, as gave universal satisfaction to those to whose benefit and accommodation he devoted his time and his abilities. In a word, it is difficult to say in which character he shone most; whether as an affectionate husband, a tender and indulgent father, a pious minister, an upright magistrate or (as the writer of this article with tears of grateful sorrow now reflects) as an attentive, benevolent, and faithful friend. During a long and severe illness he exhibited an example of patient submission to the will of God, full of comfort to himself, and of instruction to those around him; particularly to his affectionate children, who, from the moment of their mother's death, had but one contest with each other, which of them should be most dutiful and attentive to the best of fathers. He was attended to the grave by a mournful train of children, parishioners, and friends.


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