Frederick Ackerley

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The Venerable
Frederick George Ackerley
Archdeacon of Bradford
In office
Archdeacon of Craven
In office
Personal details
Born 12 November 1871
Died 21 October 1954
Spouse(s) 1902 Vera Mary née Hill (d 1947)
1949 Phyllis née Ray

The Venerable Frederick George Ackerley (1871–1954) was an eminent [2] Anglican priest in the Church of England,[3] at different times the Archdeacon of Bradford then Craven.[4] He was also an acknowledged scholar of Romany language and culture.[5]

Ackerley was educated at Rossall School and Jesus College, Oxford [6] and ordained in 1898. He served curacies in Keighley,[7] Eccles, and Washington and incumbencies at Grindleton, Great Mitton and Carleton-in-Craven. Later he was Rural Dean of Bolland before his years as an Archdeacon.


  1. ^ Genealogical web site
  2. ^ National Archives
  3. ^ The Times, Saturday, Oct 23, 1954; pg. 8; Issue 53070; col D Canon F. G. Ackerley
  4. ^ Select bibliography for Bowland, Craven and Pendle
  5. ^ The earliest vocabulary of Romani words
  6. ^ "Who was Who" 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  7. ^ "The Clergy List" London, John Phillips, 1900