Robert Fletcher (priest)

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Robert Crompton Fletcher, MA [1] (9 December 1850 – 27 February 1917[2]) was Archdeacon of Blackburn from 1901 to 1916.

He was born in Fremantle, Western Australia and educated at Heath Grammar School, Halifax where he was admitted in 1861, and at Rossall School[3] and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and ordained in 1874. He was an Assistant Master at King William’s College, Isle of Man then Curate of Tarleton. He became the Rector and Vicar[4] of that parish in 1875[5] and was in post [6] until 1908.[7] From then he was Rector of Chorley.[8]

He married firstly Helen Rawcliffe[9] in 1878,[10] with whom he had five children; and in 1909 Jessie Tyas née Knowles [11] He was an Alderman of Lancashire County Council from 1889;[12] and Surrogate of the Diocese of Manchester from 1888.

On his death he was buried in the churchyard of St Mary, Tarleton.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lancashire : biographies, Rolls of Honour
  2. ^ ’Deaths’ The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Feb 27, 1917; pg. 9; Issue 41413
  3. ^ ’UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE’The Standard (London, England), Friday, May 25, 1888; pg. 3; Issue 19929
  4. ^ ’PREFERMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS’ The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent (Sheffield, England), Thursday, June 10, 1875; pg. 2; Issue 5951
  5. ^ Ecclesiastical Appointments.-Rev. Richard. The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jun 10, 1875; pg. 10; Issue 28338
  6. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  7. ^ British History On-line
  8. ^ National Archives
  9. ^ Family web-site
  10. ^ Lancashire parish Clerks )n-line
  11. ^ ‘FLETCHER, Ven. Robert Crompton’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 23 June 2013
  12. ^ ’LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’ The Preston Guardian etc (Preston, England), Saturday, April 6, 1889; Issue 3965
  13. ^ "Robert Crompton Fletcher". findagrave. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Francis Alexander Randal Cramer-Roberts
Archdeacon of Blackburn
1901–1916
Succeeded by
Willoughby Charles Allen