William Hutchins

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The Venerable William Hutchins (18 March 1792 – 4 June 1841)[1] was an English churchman and academic, a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge.[2] Hutchins was born in Ansley, Warwickshire, England, second son of vicar of Ansley, Rev. Joseph Hutchins. Hutchins became the first and only Anglican Archdeacon of Van Diemen's Land, a position offered him in 1836 by William Grant Broughton, bishop of Australia.[1]

Hutchins was a strong supporter of education through the Church, and because of this, The Hutchins School in Hobart was named in his honour.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Dollery, E. M. "Hutchins, William (1792–1841)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hutchins, William (HTCS813W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.