Jimmy Beaufort

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James Morris Beaufort (1896–1952) was a New Zealand born Anglican clergyman who had an illustrious career in the Royal Flying Corps as a chaplain.[1]

Morris was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained after a period of study at Wells Theological College in 1921. After a Curacy in Northenden he was Vicar of Hauraki Plains. He was the Headmaster of King's Preparatory School, Auckland, New Zealand.[2] He was also a founder of St. Peter's School in Cambridge, New Zealand.[3] After this he was Vicar of Shawbury then the Sub-Dean of St Alban's Cathedral. During World War Two he was a Chaplain in the RAFVR.He served as Dean of Grahamstown from 1934[4] until his death on 19 March 1952 in Grahamstown.[5] He was also Archdeacon of Grahamstown from 1944[6] until his death.[7]


  1. ^ "No. 35158". The London Gazette. 9 May 1941. p. 2683.
  2. ^ Anon. "Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976". Retrieved 2013-09-25.
  3. ^ Anon (1997). "St Peter's School Trust Board Act 1985". New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office. Retrieved 2013-09-25.
  4. ^ Charles Gould; Jeanette Eve (2011). Grahamstown Cathedral: A Guide and Short History. Eastern Cape Reprints. Grahamstown Diocesan Registry. p. xviii. ISBN 9780868104737. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  5. ^ Anon. "South African Death Notices". Ancestor.co.za. Retrieved 2013-09-25.
  6. ^ "Ecclesiastical News". The Times (49919). London, England. 27 July 1944. p. 7.
  7. ^ "Deaths". The Times (52269). London, England. 25 March 1952. p. 1.
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Frank Crosse
Dean of Grahamstown
Succeeded by
John Hodson