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]

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.


  1. ^ Cricket Archive
  2. ^ Deaths The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jan 08, 1916; pg. 1; Issue 41058
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  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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