Rt. Rev. Charles John Abraham

Male 1814 - 1903  (89 years)


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  • Name Charles John Abraham 
    Prefix Rt. Rev. 
    Born 1814  Sandhurst Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1903  Bakewell Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1229  The Selwyn Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2014 

    Family Caroline Harriett Palmer,   b. 1809 
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Adm. at KING'S, a Scholar from Eton, July 2, 1833. 2nd s. of Thomas, Capt., 16th Regt., on the Staff of the R.M.C., Sandhurst, Berks.
      B. there June 17, 1814.
      Matric. Michs. 1833; Prizeman; B.A. 1837; M.A. 1840; B.D. 1849; D.D. 1859.
      Fellow, 1836-49.
      M.A.; incorp. at Oxford, 1849.
      Ord. deacon, 1838; priest, 1839; C. of Headley Down, Hants.
      Assistant Master at Eton College, 1839-49.
      Divinity Lecturer at St George's Chapel, Windsor, 1848.
      Went out to New Zealand to join Bishop Selwyn, 1850.
      Chaplain and Principal of St John's College, Auckland, 1850.
      Archdeacon of Waitemata, 1853.
      Chaplain to Bishop Selwyn.
      First Bishop of Wellington, N.Z., 1858-70.
      Urged just treatment of the natives during the Maori War in 1860.
      Returned to England, 1868.
      Ramsden Preacher, 1869.
      Coadjutor to Bishop (Selwyn) of Lichfield, 1870-8. Preb. of Lichfield, 1872-6. R. (non-resident) of Tatenhill, Staffs., 1875-6. Canon and Precentor of Lichfield, 1876-90.
      Assisted in the revision of the medieval statutes of the Cathedral.
      Taught in the Theological College.
      Helped to organise Selwyn College, Cambridge, as a memorial to his friend, Bishop Selwyn.
      A member of the College Council, 1882.
      Commemorated as a benefactor.
      Married Caroline Harriet, dau. of Sir Charles Thomas Palmer, Bart., of Wanlip, Leics., Jan. 17, 1850.
      Lived latterly at Bakewell Vicarage, Derbs., with his son the Rev. Charles Thomas Abraham.
      Author, religious.
      Died Feb. 4, 1903, at Bakewell.
      Buried at Over Haddon.
      M.I. in Eton College Chapel.
      (King's Coll.
      Adm. Reg.; D.N.B., 2nd Suppl.)


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