Ravenscroft Stewart

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Ravenscroft Stewart was an eminent Anglican priest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.[1]

Stewart was born in Newton Stewart on 23 June 1845, educated at Loretto; Uppingham and Trinity College, Cambridge[2] and ordained in 1870.[3] After a curacy in Bakewell he was Rector of Pleasley from 1871 to 1883; Vicar of All Saints Ennismore Gardens[4] from 1884 to 1909; Archdeacon of Bristol from 1904 to 1910; and Archdeacon of North Wilts from 1910 to[5] 1919.

He died at home in Burnham-on-sea on 16 August 1921.[6] His brother, also a clergyman,[7] was a member of the Wanderers team which won the FA Cup in 1873; and his son was Bishop of Jerusalem from 1943 to 1957.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ‘STEWART, Rev. Ravenscroft’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 29 April 2013
  2. ^ UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE .Cambridge Dec 10 Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Saturday, December 12, 1868; Issue 9569
  3. ^ ‘GENERAL ORDINATIONS LICHFIELD’ The Morning Post (London, England), Tuesday, December 20, 1870; pg. 6; Issue 30275
  4. ^ Victorian Web
  5. ^ ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  6. ^ The Rev. Ravenscroft Stewart The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 20, 1921; pg. 11; Issue 42804
  7. ^ thePeerage.com
  8. ^ Library of New Zealand