Charles Hamilton (bishop)


Charles Hamilton (bishop)

Charles Hamilton was the first Anglican Bishop of Ottawa, Ontario. He was a Canadian Anglican bishop in the last decades of the 19th century and the first two of the 20th.[1]

Hamilton was born in 1834 and educated at University College, Oxford. He was a curate of Quebec cathedral and then incumbent of St Peter's Church in the same city. In 1884 he became the Bishop of Niagara.[2] He was translated to become the Bishop of Ottawa in 1896 and was additionally elected as the Metropolitan of Canada in 1909 and then of Ontario in 1912. He died in 1919.[3]

Family

Miss Ethel Mary Hamilton daughter of Right Rev Charles Hamilton (bishop)

Charles Hamilton and his wife, Frances Louisa Hume Thomson had three daughters. Miss Ethel Mary Hamilton, who was born and educated in Quebec, accompanied her parents on her father's election to the bishopric of the Ottawa, Ontario diocese in 1896. The family lived in Bishopscourt in Ottawa. On May Day, 1898, at Government House, Miss Ethel Mary Hamilton was elected and crowned "May Queen." She presided over the May Court Club, which had been established by their Excellencies the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen from 1896 until 1900. [4]

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Brock Fuller
Bishop of Niagara
1884 –1896
Succeeded by
John Philip Du Moulin
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Ottawa
1896 –1914
Succeeded by
John Charles Roper
Preceded by
Arthur Sweatman
Metropolitan of Canada
1909 –1912
Succeeded by
Clarendon Lamb Worrell
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Metropolitan of Ontario
1912 –1914
Succeeded by
George Thorneloe

References

  1. ^ Anglican Bishops of Ottawa
  2. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  3. ^ The Times, 5 March 1919; pg. 1; Issue 42040; col A Deaths
  4. ^ Morgan, Henry James Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada : (Toronto, 1903) [1]