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Alfred Fitchett

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The Very Reverend Alfred Robertson Fitchett CMG (1836 – 19 April 1929)[1] was the Dean of Dunedin[2] from 1894 until 1929.[3]

Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, in 1836,[4] Fitchett was ordained in 1879, and graduated MA from the University of Otago in 1882.[5] He was Vicar of All Saints' Church, Dunedin for 49 years, he continued at All Saints as well as being Dean: he was also Archdeacon of Dunedin from 1915 to 1919. He died in Dunedin on 19 April 1929,[6] and was buried in the Dunedin Northern Cemetery.[7]

His son, William Fitchett, was Bishop of Dunedin from 1934 to 1952.[8]

References

  1. ^ Northern Cemetery
  2. ^ WVR
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929-30 p439 London: OUP, 1929
  4. ^ "Obituary: Dean Alfred Robertson Fitchett". The Press. 20 April 1929. p. 20. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  5. ^ "New Zealand university graduates 1870–1961: F". Shadows of Time. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Deaths". Otago Daily Times. 20 April 1929. p. 12. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Cemeteries search". Dunedin City Council. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  8. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1951-52 p1954 London: Oxford University Press, 1951



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