Maxwell Woosnam (priest)

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The Ven. Charles Maxwell Woosnam MA (6 August 1856 - 7 May 1930)[1] was Archdeacon of Macclesfield from 1893 to 1904.

Born in Bombay, he was educated at Repton and Trinity College, Cambridge. [2] He was ordained in 1880 and his first post was that of Chaplain to the Tyne Mission to Seamen. He was Vicar of St Peter’s, Tynemouth from 1881 [3] to 1888; then Rector of Kirby Wiske[4] for a further two years.[5] In 1890 he became Chaplain of the Mersey Mission to Seamen [6] before his years as an Archdeacon. In 1905 he became Vicar of St Margaret’s, Dunham Massey; and his final appointment was as Rector of Aberhafesp, [7] a post he resigned in 1923.

His son, also Maxwell Woosnam, was a well-known sportsman. [8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Times (London, England), Saturday, May 10, 1930; pg. 15; Issue 45509 Deaths
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ NORTH COUNTRY NEWS Northern Echo (Darlington, England), Saturday, November 12, 1881; Issue 3669 to 1888
  4. ^ New Vicar of Kirby Wiske Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Thursday, May 17, 1888; Issue 15635
  5. ^ Genuki
  6. ^ ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, May 10, 1890; Issue 4582. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  7. ^ Geograph
  8. ^ Obituary Mr. Max Woosnam The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 16, 1965; pg. 18; Issue 56375
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Gore
Archdeacon of Macclesfield
1893 – 1904
Succeeded by
Alfred Maitland Wood