Colin Campbell (priest)

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Colin Arthur Fitzgerald Campbell (17 June 1863 [1] 6 January 1916) was the inaugural Archdeacon of Wisbech. [2]

The Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech is a senior ecclesiastical officer in the Diocese of Ely. The archdeacon is responsible for some clergy discipline and pastoral care in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon and Wisbech.

Campbell was the tenth child, and sixth son, of Colonel Sir Edward Campbell, 2nd Baronet and Georgiana Charlotte Theophila, 2nd daughter of Sir Theophilus Metcalfe, 4th Bt. [3] He was educated at Tonbridge School and Clare College, Cambridge. [4] He was a teacher at Spondon School from 1885 to 1889; and Private Secretary to the Governor of South Australia, the Earl of Kintore from 1889 to 1892. He was ordained deacon in 1893 [5] and priest in 1894. [6] After a curacy in Hartlebury he was: Senior Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1884 to 1886; Private Chaplain to the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man from 1886 to 1893; [7] Rector of Thornham Magna cum Parva from 1895 [8] to 1902; Rector of Street, Somerset from 1902 [9] to 1908; Rector of Rector of Worlingworth from 1908–12 (and Rural Dean of Hoxne from 1909 to 1912; and Rector of Feltwell from 1912 until his death.

Sir Edward Fitzgerald Campbell, 2nd Baronet was a British baronet and soldier.

Tonbridge School School in Kent, UK

Tonbridge School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in Tonbridge, Kent, England, founded in 1553 by Sir Andrew Judde. It is a member of the Eton Group and has close links with the Worshipful Company of Skinners, one of the oldest London livery companies. It is a public school in the British sense of the term.

Clare College, Cambridge college of the University of Cambridge

Clare College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The college was founded in 1326 as University Hall, making it the second-oldest surviving college of the University after Peterhouse. It was refounded in 1338 as Clare Hall by an endowment from Elizabeth de Clare, and took on its current name in 1856. Clare is famous for its chapel choir and for its gardens on "The Backs".


  1. Cricket Archive
  2. Deaths The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jan 08, 1916; pg. 1; Issue 41058
  4. ‘CAMPBELL, Ven. Colin Arthur Fitzgerald’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 7 March 2014
  5. TRINITY ORDINATIONS.WORCESTER Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Monday, May 29, 1893; Issue 10901
  6. TRINITY ORDINATIONS.WORCESTER Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Monday, May 21, 1894; Issue 11207
  7. Ecclesiastical intelligence The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 06, 1894; pg. 7; Issue 34283
  8. ECCLESIASTICAL NEWS Yorkshire Herald (York, England), Friday, December 27, 1895; pg. 3; Issue 13903
  9. Street and Walton
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech
Succeeded by
James Herbert Srawley

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