George Fox (priest)

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The Venerable
George Fox
MC TD
Archdeacon of Wisbech
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Ely
In office 1964 to 1978
Orders
Ordination 1936
Personal details
Birth name Benjamin George Burton Fox
Born 28 July 1912
Died 6 November 1978(1978-11-06) (aged 66)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglicanism
Spouse Margaret Joan Davidson (m. 1943–78)
Children Five
Education King Edward VI Grammar School, Norwich
Alma mater University of London

Benjamin George Burton Fox, MC, TD (28 July 1912 – 6 November 1978)[1] was a British Anglican priest and military chaplain. He was Archdeacon of Wisbech in the Diocese of Ely from 1964 until his death.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Fox was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Norwich, an independent school in Norwich. He studied at the University of London.[4]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Fox was ordained in 1936. He served curacies in Guildford and Bath. After this he was a Chaplain to the Forces during World War Two.[5] When peace returned he held incumbencies in Potten End, Bedford, Montego Bay (where he was also the Archdeacon of Cornwall from 1950 to 1955), Fulham[6] and Haddenham.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 1943, Fox married The Honourable Margaret Joan Davidson, daughter of J. C. C. Davidson, 1st Viscount Davidson.[4] Together they had five children; one son and four daughters.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ thePeerage.com
  2. ^ Ecclesiastical News The Times (London, England), Thursday, Oct 15, 1964; pg. 14; Issue 56143
  3. ^ ‘ FOX, Ven. (Benjamin) George (Burton)’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 10 March 2014
  4. ^ a b c "FOX, Ven. (Benjamin) George (Burton)". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. April 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  5. ^ London Gazette
  6. ^ stetheldredawithstclementfulham
  7. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Parker Pelloe
Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech
1964–1978
Succeeded by
William James Patterson