Otway Fitzgerald

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Venerable Augustus Otway Fitzgerald (20 May 1813 – 24 December 1897) was Archdeacon of Wells from 1863 until his death. [1]

Fitzgerald was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1831 and graduated B.A. in 1835. [2] He held incumbencies at Fledborough, Charlton Mackrell and the Church of St Michael, Brent Knoll.

Fitzgerald died aged 84 on 24 December 1897 at Brent Knoll, Somerset. [3] [4]


Augustus Otway Fitzgerald was the son of Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Lewis Fitzgerald, K.C.H. He was baptised on 21 April 1813 at St Swithin's Church, Walcot, Bath, Somerset.

He married firstly Sarah Ann Procter on 7 February 1839 in St Michael the Archangel's Church, Laxton, Nottinghamshire; she died aged 21 on 7 February 1841 in Laxton Vicarage. There was one daughter, Sarah Ann Fitzgerald, who died at birth.

Fitzgerald married secondly Theresa Thring on 10 August 1843 in St Gregory's Church, Fledborough, Nottinghamshire. Children from this marriage included:

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  1. 'Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries' The Morning Post (London, England), Wednesday, December 29, 1897; pg. [1]; Issue 39177
  2. Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "FitzGerald, Augustus Otway"  . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886 . Oxford: Parker and Co via Wikisource.
  3. "Church news: preferments and appointments" . Church Times (#9). 4 April 1863. p. 69. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 13 April 2015 via UK Press Online archives.
  4. "in memoriam" . Church Times (#1823). 31 December 1897. p. 775. ISSN   0009-658X via UK Press Online archives.