The Rt. Rev. John Richardson Selwyn

The Rt. Rev. John Richardson Selwyn

Male 1844 - 1898  (53 years)

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  • Name John Richardson Selwyn 
    Prefix The Rt. Rev. 
    Born 20 May 1844  Waimate, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1898 
    Buried Pau, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0410  The Selwyn Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2014 

    Father The Rt. Rev. George Augustus Selwyn,   b. 05 Apr 1809, Church Row,Hampstead, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1878, Lichfield Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Clara Long Innes,   b. 29 Jul 1845, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1877, Norfolk Island, Pacific Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1872  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Elizabeth Selwyn,   b. 1872, Lichfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1930, Stamford, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Rebecca Sarah Selwyn,   b. 1874, Norfolk Island, Pacific Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1921, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +3. Rev. Stephen John Selwyn,   b. 1875, Norfolk Island, Pacific Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960  (Age 85 years)
     4. Clara Violet Selwyn,   b. 1877,   d. 25 Apr 1878, Norfolk Island, Pacific Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Catherine Mort,   b. 13 Apr 1855, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1930, Bournemouth, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1885  St. Mary's, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Dorothy Teresa Selwyn,   b. 29 Oct 1889,   d. 1973, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. Mary Geraldine Selwyn,   b. 1891,   d. 30 Dec 1918, Opunake, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. George Augustus Selwyn,   b. 31 Mar 1896,   d. 22 Dec 1912, a road accident Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F069  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 May 1844 - Waimate, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Aug 1885 - St. Mary's, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pau, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Richardson Selwyn
    John Richardson Selwyn
    John Richardson Selwyn (1844 - 1898), DD, Bishop, Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge (1893 - 1898)
    John Richardson Selwyn (1844 - 1898), DD, Bishop, Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge (1893 - 1898)
    by Lowes Cato Dickinson
    By kind permission of the Master, Fellows and Scholars of Selwyn College, Cambridge
    John Richardson Selwyn
    John Richardson Selwyn
    Picture in the south aisle of All Saints, Alrewas

  • Notes 
    • Bishop of Melanesia, 1877-1892
    • Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge 1893-1898
    • New Zealand Electronic Text Centre article
    • Entry on Wikipedia
    • Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Oct. 13, 1862. [Youngest] s. of the Rt. Rev. George Augustus (1826), D.D., Bishop of New Zealand (and Sarah Harriet, dau. of Sir John Richardson). B. [May 20], 1844, at Waimaté, New Zealand. School, Eton. Matric. Michs. 1862; B.A. 1866; M.A. 1870; D.D. 1885. Rowing 'blue,' 1864, 1866. Master of Selwyn Hostel, 1893-8. Ord. deacon (Lichfield, by his father) 1869; priest, 1870; C. of Alrewas, Staffs., 1869-70. C. of St George's, Wolverhampton, 1870-1; V. there, 1871-2. Missionary in Melanesia, 1873-7. Bishop of Melanesia, 1877-91; forced by ill-health to retire. Ramsden Preacher, 1893. Hon. Chaplain to Queen Victoria, 1892-5. Married (1) Jan. 1872, Clara Long-Innes (d. 1877); (2) Aug. 1885, Annie Catherine, eldest dau. of Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, of Sydney, N.S.W. Author, Pastoral Work in the Colonies and the Mission Field. Largely instrumental in founding 'Cambridge House' in London. Died Feb. 12, 1898, at Pau, France. Father of Stephen J. (1893); brother of William (1858). (Boase, . 490; Crockford; Burke, Col. Gentry; D.N.B.)
    • From Crockford's Clerical Directory for 1874

      SELWYN, John Richardson, Melanesia Vicarage, Wolverhampton. - Trin. Coll. Cam. B.A. (3rd cl. Cl. Trip.) 1869; d 1869, p 1870 by Bp of Lich. Miss. in Melanesia 1872. Formerly C. of Alrewas, Staffs. 1869-70; St. George, Wolverhampton, 1870-71; V. of St. George, Wolverhampton, 1871-72.
    • From Crockford's Clerical Directory for 1898

      SELWYN, Right Rev. John Richardson, The Lodge, Selwyn College, Cambridge. - Trin. Coll. Cam. B.A. (3rd cl. Cl. Trip.) 1870, D.D. 1885; d 1869, p 1870 Lich. Cons. Miss. Bp. of Melan. 18th Februrary, 1877 at Nelson, by the Metropolitan of N.Z. and Bps. of Nel; Well; Auckld; and Dun. Master of Selw. Coll. Cam. 1893; Chap. in Ord. 1895; Sec. Bd. of Missions of Cant. 1896. F C. of Alrewas 1869-70; C. of St. George, Wolverhampton, 1871; V. 1871-72. Miss. in Melan. 1873-77; Miss. Bp of Melanesia 1877-91; Hon. Chap. to the Queen 1892-95. Author, Pastoral Lectures in the Colonies and the Mission Field, 1897.


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