Andrew Hunter Dunn

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In this name, the full family name is Hunter Dunn, although sometimes Dunn is seen.

Andrew Hunter Dunn DD (16 October 1839 – 14 November 1914)[1] was an eminent Anglican priest,[2] the fifth Bishop of Quebec.[3][4]

Dunn was born in Saffron Walden in 1839, son of Hannebal (Hannibal) Dunn and Mary Ann Hunter. His mother was either the daughter or sister of William Hunter, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1852.[5][6] Educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, he graduated BA as 29th Wrangler in 1863.[7] Ordained in 1864,[8] his first post was a curacy at St Mark’s, Notting Hill.[9] In 1870 he became curate, and in 1872 Vicar, of All Saints, South Acton.[10][11] In 1892 he was elevated to the Episcopate,[12] as the fifth Bishop of Quebec.[13] In 1893 he received an honorary DD from the University of Cambridge.[14] He remained Bishop of Quebec until his sudden death on board ship, homeward bound.[7]

He married his aunt or cousin Alice Hunter, with whom he had five sons and two daughters.[5] His son Edward was also a bishop, and his grand daughter Joan was the muse of John Betjeman.[15]


  1. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Nov 17, 1914; pg. 11; Issue 40699; col E News in Brief
  2. ^ Canadian Biography on-line
  3. ^ Quebec history
  4. ^ The Times, Thursday, Feb 02, 1888; pg. 5; Issue 32298; col F New Bishop of Nova Scotia
  5. ^ a b Roberts, Sir Charles George Douglas; Tunnell, Arthur L. (1910). The Canadian Who's who. University of Toronto Press. p. 69. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  6. ^ Dunnsland
  7. ^ a b "Dunn, Andrew Hunter (DN859AH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  8. ^ "London Ordination" The Times Monday, May 23, 1864; pg. 6; Issue 24879; col E
  9. ^ Anglican Bishops of Canada Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Acton, All Saints
  11. ^ British History On-line
  12. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  13. ^ Rev. Hugh Matheson, Notes on the History of St Paul's Barachois West, Quebec
  14. ^ The Times, Friday, Apr 28, 1893; pg. 11; Issue 33937; col B University Intelligence. Oxford, April 27
  15. ^ Rootsweb

Further reading[edit]

  • Jolliffe, P., Andrew Hunter Dunn, fifth Bishop of Quebec: a memoir, London, SPCK, 1919
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
James William Williams
Bishop of Quebec
1892 – 1914
Succeeded by
Lennox Waldron Williams