Frederic Wallis

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Frederic Wallis memorial, Little Bredy

Frederic Wallis (1854 – 24 June 1928) was an eminent Anglican priest.



Frederic Wallis was born in Hastings, [1] the son of Joseph Wallis, MA. [2] He was educated at St Paul's and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge [3] (whence he gained his MA Cantab). Ordained in 1876, [4] he became Dean of Caius in 1878 and a Lecturer in Divinity Lecturer at Cambridge. [5] In 1895 he was appointed to the colonial episcopate as Bishop of Wellington, [6] a post he held for 16 years before retirement in 1911. On his return to the UK, he was Archdeacon of Wilts (1911–1912), a Canon at Salisbury Cathedral (1913 onwards) and Archdeacon of Sherborne (1916–1919). Having become a Doctor of Divinity (DD), he died in Bournemouth, [7] and is buried at Littlebredy. [8]

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  1. The Cyclopedia of New Zealand (Wellington Provincial District)
  2. Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN   0-7136-3457-X
  3. "Wallis, Frederic (WLS872F)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  5. University Intelligence The Times Saturday, Apr 13, 1878; pg. 10; Issue 29228; col E
  6. The Times, Tuesday, Aug 21, 1894; pg. 6; Issue 34348; col F New Bishop of Wellington
  7. Obituary Bishop Wallis. Cambridge Don And Bishop In New Zealand The Times Sunday, Jun 24, 1928; pg. 19; Issue 44928; col B
  8. Dorset Historic Churches Trust Archived 2013-04-28 at the Wayback Machine
  9. Hutt Valley District Health Board. "Frederic & Margaret Wallis Labyrinth".
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Octavius Hadfield
Bishop of Wellington
Succeeded by
Thomas Sprott