William Ducat

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The Ven. William Methven Gordon Ducat (17 March 1847 – 17 March 1922) was the Archdeacon of Berkshire[1] from 1903 until his death.[2][3]

Ducat was born in Edinburgh[4] and educated at Edinburgh Academy[5] and Balliol College, Oxford [6] and ordained in 1873.[7]

Ducat began his ordained ministry as a curate of All Souls, Langham Place[8] after which he was the chaplain of Cuddesdon College. He was the rector of Lamplugh from 1877 to 1880 when he became the principal of Leeds Clergy School. He returned to Cuddesdon in 1883[9] where he remained until 1894 when he became the vicar of St Giles’s Reading,[10] a position he held until 1911.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Kelly’s, 1913
  3. ^ The Times, 18 March 1922; pg. 1; Issue 42983; col A, Deaths
  4. ^ Rootsweb
  5. ^ The Edinburgh Academy, The Caledonian Mercury, (Edinburgh, Scotland), 23 July 1863; Issue 23103
  6. ^ University Intelligence, The Standard (London, England), 23 December 1871; pg. 6; Issue 14788, 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  7. ^ The Morning Post (London, England), 22 December 1873; pg. 2; Issue 31662, (1806 words), 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  8. ^ “Who was Who 1897-1990" London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  9. ^ Ecclesiastical Intelligence, The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), 30 June 1883; pg. 2; Issue 3865, 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  10. ^ The Times, 20 December 1894; pg. 6; Issue 34452; col A, Ecclesiastical Intelligence
  11. ^ National Archives