Augustus Duncombe

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The Hon and Very Rev Augustus Duncombe DD[1] (2 November 1814 – 26 January 1880) was Dean of York from 1858[2] until his death.[3]

He was born the seventh child and fifth son of Charles Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham[4] and educated at Worcester College, Oxford.[5] He married Lady Harriet Christian Douglas,[6] the second child of Charles Douglas, 6th Marquess of Queensberry on 13 May 1841. He was Rector of Kirby Misperton then Prebendary of Bole before his appointment as Dean. During his tenure the approach to York Minster from the south-west was widened by the construction of a spacious approach,[7] which was named in his honour.[8]


  1. ^ University Intelligence The Times (London, England), Friday, Apr 08, 1859; pg. 12; Issue 23275
  2. ^ Installation Of The (New) Dean Of York The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 09, 1858; pg. 5; Issue 23015
  3. ^ DEATH OF THE DEAN OF YORK .The York Herald (York, England), Tuesday, January 27, 1880; pg. 5; Issue 7161. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
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  5. ^ UNIVERSITY AND CLERGICAL INTELLIGENCE .The Standard (London, England), Friday, May 06, 1836; Issue 2805. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  6. ^ NPG details
  7. ^ York Stories
  8. ^ Deans Of York The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jan 26, 1926; pg. 17; Issue 44179
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Cockburn
Dean of York
Succeeded by
Arthur Percival Purey-Cust