Collection RS115 - Testimonial: Dean F.H. Cox

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Testimonial: Dean F.H. Cox


  • 1873 (Creation)

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Frederick Holdship Cox (1821-1906), Anglican clergyman, was born on 20 April 1821, the son of Rev. Frederick Cox, of Walton, Buckinghamshire, England. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, and won the Bell scholarship at Pembroke College, Cambridge (B.A., 1843; M.A., 1874). He was ordained deacon in 1844 and priest in 1845. He was recruited for service in Tasmania and arrived in February 1846. His first task was to create a new church at Buckland. After this he was Warden of Christ College, Tasmania. He returned to England to be the Curate at Wantage. While there he was nominated to succeed Bishop Colenso of Natal. In 1868 he became the Incumbent of St David's Cathedral, Hobart and in 1872, Dean. In February 1874 he resigned and returned to England. He was Vicar of Tilney All Saints from 1874 to 1877; Rector of Fen Ditton from 1877 to 1883; Vicar of Elm from 1883 to 1896; and Rural Dean of Wisbech from 1886 to 1896.
He died in Tunbridge Wells on 7 August 1906
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Sir Charles Du Cane KCMG (5 December 1825 – 25 February 1889) was a British Conservative Party politician and colonial administrator who was a Member of Parliament between 1852 and 1854 and Governor of Tasmania from 1868 to 1874.

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Two letters dated 1873 relating to a testimonial for Dean Cox - one from Charles Du Cann from Government House

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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