The Rt. Rev. George Augustus Selwyn

The Rt. Rev. George Augustus Selwyn

Male 1809 - 1878  (69 years)

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  • Name George Augustus Selwyn 
    Prefix The Rt. Rev. 
    Born 05 Apr 1809  Church Row,Hampstead, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 7 Jul 1809  St. John-at-Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1878  Lichfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tomb in Lichfield Cathedral Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0384  The Selwyn Family Tree
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2014 

    Father William Selwyn, QC,   b. 31 Mar 1775,   d. 25 Jul 1855, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Laetitia Frances Kynaston,   b. 23 Dec 1774,   d. 17 Oct 1842, Pagoda House, Richmond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1801 
    Census 1851  Pagoda House, Kew Rd. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Family ID F040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Harriet Richardson,   b. 2 Sep 1809, Wanlip Hall, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 March 1907, Lichfield Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1839 
    Children 
    +1. Rev. William Selwyn,   b. 27 Mar 1840, Eton, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1914, Hereford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. The Rt. Rev. John Richardson Selwyn,   b. 20 May 1844, Waimate, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1898  (Age 53 years)
     3. Selwyn
     4. Margaret Frances Selwyn,   b. 5 Sep 1850,   d. 25 Feb 1851, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Apr 1809 - Church Row,Hampstead, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 7 Jul 1809 - St. John-at-Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Apr 1878 - Lichfield Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tomb in Lichfield Cathedral Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos


    George Augustus Selwyn c. 1842
    George Augustus Selwyn c. 1842
    Bishop G.A. Selwyn
    Bishop G.A. Selwyn
    George Augustus Selwyn
    George Augustus Selwyn

    Headstones
    Effigy of George Augustus Selwyn in the Lady Chapel in Lichfield Cathedral
    Effigy of George Augustus Selwyn in the Lady Chapel in Lichfield Cathedral

  • Notes 
    • Educated at Eton and St John's College, Cambridge, 1827-31.
    • He was a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, 1833-40.
    • He was ordained deacon, 1833
    • Ordained priest, 1834.
    • Served as a curate at Windsor, 1833-41.
    • Bishop of New Zealand, 1841-68,
    • Bishop of Lichfield, 1868-78.
    • Good reading of his mission in New Zealand may be found here.
    • Wikipedia entry
    • Adm. pens. at ST JOHN'S, June 24, 1826. [2nd] s. of William (1792), Esq. [K.C.], of Middlesex. [B. Apr. 5, 1809.] School, Eton. Matric. Michs. 1827; Scholar, 1827; B.A. (2nd Classic) 831; M.A. 1834; D.D. (per Lit. Reg.) 1842. Fellow, 1833-40; Hon. Fellow, 1867-78. Adm. Hon. D.C.L. at Oxford, 1867. Rowing 'blue,' 1829. Sometime tutor to the sons of Lord Powis. Ord. deacon (Carlisle) June 9, 1833; priest (Carlisle, Litt. dim. from Ely) June 22, 1834; C. of Windsor, 1833-41. Ramsden Preacher, 1854. First Bishop of New Zealand, 1841-67. Bishop of Lichfield, 1867-78. Married, June 25, 1839, Sarah Harriet, dau. of Sir John Richardson, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Author, Appendix to the Holy Bible, for the use of Missionaries; Are Cathedral Institutions Useless?; Remarks on Cathedral Reform; How shall we sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land? New Zealand, or Letters to the S.P.G.; A Visitation Tour through the Diocese of New Zealand; etc. His letters and journals describing his early voyages in New Zealand give a vivid picture of his courage and energy. Died Apr. 11, 1878. Selwyn Public Hostel (subsequently Selwyn College) was erected by public subscription to his memory. Brother of William (1823), Thomas K. (1830) and Charles J. (1832); father of John R. (1862) and William (1858). (Memoir, by H. W. Tucker; Eton Sch. Lists; Crockford; D.N.B.)
    • scholar St. John's COLL., Cambridge 1827-33, B.A. 1831, fellow 1833-9, M.A. 1834, D.D. 1842, hon. fellow 1867-78; adm. 'ad eundem' 30 Jun, 1837, and again 29 Oct, 1841, created D.C.L. 3 Dec, 1867 (2s William), preb. of Lichfield 1867-73. (1st) bishop of New Zealand 1841-67, and of Lichfield 1867, until his death 11 April, 1878, brother of William; for list of his works see Crockford. See also Eton School Lists.
    • From Crockford's Clerical Directory for 1868

      LICHFIELD, The Right Rev. George Augustus Selwyn, Eccleshall Castle, Staffs. - Born at Hampstead, Middlsex, 1809; Eton, and St. John's Coll. Cam. Jun. Opt. and 1st cl. Cl. Trip. B.A. 1831, M.A. 1834; B.D. and D.D. 1841. Consecrated Bp of New Zealand 1841, translated to Lichfield 1867. (Episcopal Jurisdiction - the Cos. of Derby and Stafford, and a portion of the Co. of Salop; Inc. of See, 4500l; Pop. 1,121,404; Acres, 1,740,607; Deaneries, 49; Benefices, 625; Curates, 154; Church sittings, 305,933.) His Lordship was formerly Tut. at Eton and C. of Windsor.


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