Henry Bromby

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The Very Rev Henry Bodley Bromby[1] (1840-1911[2]) was the second Dean of Hobart, serving from 1877 to 1884.[3]

Born into an ecclesiastical family,[4] Bromby was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge and ordained in 1864[5] He was Canon of St David's Cathedral, Hobart from 1865 to 1868, and 1870 to 1877; incumbent of St. Johns, Hobart, from 1868 to 1873; incumbent of the cathedral parish of Hobart from 1873 to 1884; and Dean until his return to England, where he was Vicar of St Peter, Coggeshall[6] then St. John the Evangelist, Bethnal Green[7] (also Rural Dean of Spitalfields)[8] and finally Vicar of All Saints, Clifton.[9]

He died on 20 December 1911. he is buried in the churchyard of St George Easton In Gordano his grave is marked by a cross with a figure of jesus.


  1. ^ Photo of Bromby
  2. ^ Canon H. B. Bromby. The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 22, 1911; pg. 9; Issue 39775
  3. ^ Tasmanian Anglican
  4. ^ His father was a future Bishop of Tasmania[1]
  5. ^ UNIVERSITY AND CLERICAL INTELLIGENCE Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, May 28, 1864; Issue 5796
  6. ^ District News The Essex Standard, West Suffolk Gazette, and Eastern Counties' Advertiser (Colchester, England), Saturday, February 21, 1885; pg. 2; Issue 2828
  7. ^ EOLFHS
  8. ^ The Pulpit The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, April 11, 1896; Issue 14951
  9. ^ Court Circular. The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 26, 1907; pg. 6; Issue 38474
Religious titles
Preceded by
Frederick Holdship Cox
Dean of Hobart
1877 – 1884
Succeeded by
Charles Leslie Dundas