|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Lebombo|
|Church||Church of the Province of Southern Africa|
|Diocese||Diocese of Lebombo|
|Ordination||1882 (deacon); 1883 (priest)|
|Consecration||5 November 1893|
|Born||13 April 1858|
|Died||5 April 1950(aged 91)|
|Alma mater||King's College, Cambridge|
He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. Made a deacon in 1882 at Ely Cathedral and ordained priest in 1883 also at Ely his first posts were curacies at St Mary the Less, Cambridge and St Peter's, London Docks. Next he was chaplain to Douglas MacKenzie, Bishop of Zululand. From 1889 to 1892 he was a Missionary and Theological Tutor at Isandhlwana before elevation to the episcopate as the first Bishop of Lebombo. He was consecrated a bishop on 5 November 1893 in Grahamstown Cathedral, by the Bishops of Cape Town, of Bloemfontein, of Grahamstown, of Pretoria, of St John's, of Kaffraria and of Zululand. Retiring as bishop in 1912, he was warden of the Anglican Hostel at the South African Native College, now the University of Fort Hare until retirement in 1932.
Notes and references
- Teague 1955, p. 11.
- “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- Ecclesiastical Intelligence The Times Wednesday, Oct 19, 1892; pg. 5; Issue 33773; col F
- A Cambridge Alumni Database.
- Teague 1955, p. 15.
- "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
- Baynes 1908.
- London Gazette 1909.
- University of the Witwatersrand
- Teague 1955, p. 28.
- Baynes, Arthur Hamilton (1908). Handbooks of English Church Expansion. A.R. Mowbray. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
- "Smyth, William Edmund (SMT876WE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Teague, Tom Richard (1955). A Memoir of William Edmund Smyth: First Bishop of Lebombo (Portuguese East Africa) 1893-1912 and First Warden of Beda Hall, Fort Hare University South Africa, 1920-1932. S.P.C.K. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
- "no. 28225". The London Gazette. 19 February 1909. pp. 1304–1305.
|Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles|
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