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Frederick Meyrick

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  1. 1.  Frederick MeyrickFrederick Meyrick was born on 28 Jan 1827 in Ramsbury; died on 03 Jan 1906 in Blickling.

    Other Events:

    • Education: - 1843, Ramsbury School
    • Education: 1843 - 1847, Trinity College, Oxford; Scholar
    • Degree/Qualif.: 1847, Oxford University; BA
    • Occupation: abt 1847 - 1860, Trinity College, Oxford; Fellow, later Dean, later Bursar
    • Degree/Qualif.: 1850, Oxford University; MA
    • Occupation: Apr 1861; HM Inspector of Schools, Clergyman
    • Residence: Apr 1861, Rectory, Lawshall
    • Occupation: aft 1868, St Andrew, Blickling; Rector
    • Occupation: Apr 1871; Rector of Blickling & Erpingham
    • Residence: Apr 1871, Parsonage House, Erpingham; absent
    • Occupation: 1886 - 1887, Codrington College, Barbados; Principal
    • Occupation: Apr 1891, St Andrew, Blickling; Rector
    • Residence: Apr 1891, Rectory, Blickling
    • Occupation: Mar 1901; Clergyman (C of Eng)
    • Residence: Mar 1901, Rectory, Blickling
    • Probate: 26 Feb 1906, Norwich; £21,156 11s. 9d.


    Meyrick, Frederick. 3s Edward Meyrick DD, of Ramsbury, Wilts. Trinity Coll. Matric 12 Jun 1843 aged 16; scholar 1843-7, BA 1847, fellow 1847-60, MA 1850, proctor 1857, rhetoric lecturer and philosophy lecturer 1850, dean and assistant tutor 1853, junior bursar 1852, tutor 1856-9, public examiner in lit hum 1856, Whitehall preacher 1856, select preacher 1855-6, 1865-6, 1875-6, an inspector of schools 1859-69, rector of Blickling, Norfolk, since 1868; brother of James 1835; for list of his works see Crockford. [Oxford University Alumni]

    Frederick Meyrick was rector of S. Andrew, Blickling in the diocese of Norwich from 1868 until 1906. In 1853 he was one of the founders of the Anglo-Continental Society, and its secretary from 1853 until 1898. The Society aimed to make English Church principles known in Europe and to encourage church reform in Roman Catholic countries and areas. Many of the letters reflect aspects of his work for the Society, especially relations with the Old Catholics. There are letters on these relations from Lord Acton, Dollinger, Gladstone, Liddon, Pusey and others. Gladstone also writes on University Reform in the 1850's; and letters between Meyrick and Pusey reveal disagreement about Mother Lydia Sellon and her work in Devonport. [Pusey House Library Catalog: Meyrick Papers. (Given by Margaret Meyrick, his grand-daughter, 1946)]

    The Meyricks were, certainly from 1530, farmers in Carmarthenshire until Edward (1750-1830) was ordained and became a schoolmaster, first in Cardigan and then at Hungerford. In 1785 he became vicar of Ramsbury, Wiltshire, and transferred the Hungerford school there.
    He married first Anne Graves and second, Caroline Habersham. His son by the first marriage, A. Edward Graves (1780-1839) was also vicar of Ramsbury and married Myra Howard from Aldbourne, a nearby village. They had nine children of whom the seventh, Frederick (1827-1906) was tutor and Dean of Trinity College, Oxford, then HM Inspector of Schools and from 1868 was Rector of Blickling in Norfolk. He was throughout his life deeply involved with the Anglo-Continental Society which sought to make known the principles of the Anglican Church and to help forward the internal reforms of the national churches.
    Frederick married in 1859, Marion Danvers whose ancestor Sir Roland de Alvers or Auvers came, possibly with the Conqueror, from Auvers, Normandy. The Danvers claim descent from the English kings back from Edward I, the French kings back from Louis VIII, and from Duncan first king of Scots.
    Frederick and Marion had nine children of whom the seventh Frederick James (1871-1945) was vicar of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich (1902-1929) and of All Saints, Hove (1929-1943), and was closely involved with the Industrial Christian Fellowship and the Christian Social Union in their efforts to improve working and social conditions in England. He married Helen Richmond.
    The Richmonds came from Bawtry in Yorkshire. Thomas (1740-1794) came to London about 1760 and became groom to the stables of Henry, Duke of Gloucester on the site of today's Grosvenor House. From 1780 he was landlord of the Coach and Horses on Kew Green. He married Anne Bone of Kew and their son Thomas (1771-1837) became a successful miniature painter who married Anne Oram (her father was born in Preston when the Young Pretender was there in 1745). Their younger son A. George (1809-1896) who married Julia Tatham at Gretna Green was the famous portrait painter. The eighth of George's fifteen children was Sir William Blake Richmond (1842-1921) another well-known portrait painter but best remembered for the mosaics in the choir of St Paul's Cathedral. He married first, Charlotte Foster who died without issue the following year, and second, Clara Richards of Cardiff, whose parents had previously lived in County Wexford. They had seven children of whom the second was Helen who married Frederick James Meyrick and whose second child Joan married Vernon Clarke. [Clarkes of Graiguenoe Park]

    see also DNB article and obituary note in The Times 17 Jan 1906

    Meyrick, Frederick, Blickling Rectory, Aylsham, Norfolk. -- Late Scholar of Trin. Coll. Oxford, B.A. (2nd cl. Lit. Hum.) 1847, M.A. 1850. Deacon 1859, Priest 1852 Oxford. Sec. Anglo-Cont. Soc.; Rector of Blickling w Erpingham, Dio. Norwich. 1868. Canon of Empingham in Linc. Cathl. 1869. Formerly Fellow of Trin. Coll. 1847-60; Tutor 1851-59; Public Exam. in Lit. Hum. 1856; Whitehall Preacher 1856; Select Pr. at Oxf. 1855-56, 1865-66 and 1875-76; one of H.M.'s Insp. of Schools. 1859-69; Exam. Chaplain to late Bp. (Wordsworh) of Linc. 1868-85; Prin. Codrington Coll. Barbados 1886-87. Publications: see below. [Crockfords, 1887; 1898]

    The following is only a partial list of Canon Meyrick's publications:
    * What is the Working of the Church of Spain? 1850;
    * The Practical Working of the Church of Spain, 1851;
    * Clerical Tenure of Fellowships, 1854;
    * Two Sermons preached before the University of Oxford, on May 29th and Nov. 5th, 1854;
    * Liguori's Theory of Truthfulness, 1854;
    * Liguori's Theory of Theft, 1854;
    * Liguori's Glories of Mary, 1854;
    * Liguori's Moral Theology discussed in Nineteen Letters with Archbishop Manning, 1854;
    * An Examination of the Rev. R. I. Wilberforce's Charges against the Church of England, 1855;
    * Papal Supremacy tested by Antiquity, 1855, 2nd, ed, 1862;
    * Moral and Devotional Theology of the Church of Rome, 1856;
    * God's Revelation and Man's Moral Sense (a Sermon before the Univ. of Ox.) 1856;
    * The Outcast and the Poor of London, 1858;
    * University and Whitehall Sermons, 1859;
    * But isn't Kingsley right after all? 1864;
    * On Dr. Newman's Rejection of Liguori's Doctrine of Equivocation, 1864;
    * Sulla Chiese Suburbicarie; una Lettera ad un Uomo di Stato, 1864;
    * Jehovah or Baal? (a Sermon before the Univ. of Ox.) , 1867;
    * Patriotism (a Sermon to Volunteers), 1856;
    * The Bible, the Church, Conscience (a Sermon before the Univ. of Ox.), 1867;
    * Our Schools of the Prophets (do.);
    * Intercommunion (do.), 1867;
    * La vera Storia della Beata Vergine Maria (from Smith's Dictionary of the Bible), Rivingtons, 1868, 3d;
    * La Chiesa (from the same), ib., 1868, 3d;
    * Denominational Inspection and Religious Examination in Church of England Schools, 1870;
    * An English Grammar, Cassell and Co., 1872;
    * Narrative of Three Years of Undergraduate Life at Trinity College, Oxford (1844-47), Mitchell, 1872;
    * Six University Sermons, Rivingtons, 1873, 2s 6d;
    * The Purchases of Next Presentations and the Law of Simony, ib. 1874, 6d;
    * The Old Catholics and the Anglo-Continental Society (an Address in St. Paul's Cathl.), W. Gardner, 1875;
    * Does Dr. Newman Deserve Mr. Gladstone's Praises or Not? ib., 1875;
    * The Second Bonn Conference (an Address in Lin. Cath.) ib., 1875;
    * Commentary on Joel and Obadiah in The Speaker's Commentary, Murray, 1876;
    * Report of the Second Bonn Conference, Rivingtons, 1876, 2d;
    * Die Bischöfliche Succession in der Anglikanischen Kirche, ib., 1876, 6d;
    * The Old Catholic Movement (a Paper read at the Plymouth Church Congress), 1877;
    * Du Schisme d'Orient, et de l'Autorité du prétendu Septième Concile, Sandoz et Fischbacher, 1877, 1s 6d;
    * What is the Anglo-Continental Society? Rivingtons, 1879, 2d;
    * Sketch of Dr. Döllinger's Life, Cassell and Co., 1879;
    * Sketch of Père Hyacinthe Loyson's Life, ib. 1880;
    * Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians in The Speaker's Commentary, Murray, 1880;
    * Commentary on Leviticus in The Pulpit Commentary, 15s. C. Kegan Paul and Co. 1882;
    * Is Dogma a Necessity? Hodder and Stoughton, 3s 6d, 1883;
    * Baptism, Regeneration, Conversion, 4d. S.P.C.K. 1884;
    * Bishop Cosin's Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ Religio, Disciplina, Ritusque Sacri (Editor), Rivingtons, 1853, 2nd ed. 1857, 1s;
    * Della Religione, Disciplina, e Riti Sacri della Chiesa Anglicana, ib. 1854, 2nd ed. 1867, 1s;
    * Doctrine de l'Église Anglicane relative aux Sacraments, ib. 1854, 1d;
    * L'Église Anglicane n'est point schismatique, ib. 1855, 2nd ed. 1873, 1s;
    * La Santa Chiesa Cattolica, ib. 1855, 1s 6d;
    * La Supremazia Papale al Tribunale dell'Antichita, ib. 1856, 1s;
    * Bishop Cosin's Historia Transubstantialis Papalis, ib. 1858, 1s 6d;
    * Bishop Beveridge's Tractatus de Ecclesiæ Consensu, et Concio de Ritibus Ecclesiasticis, ib. 1861, 6d;
    * Bishop Andrewes' Preces Privatæ, part i. (in Latin), ib. 1865, 1s;
    * -do-. (In Greek), ib. 1867, 1s;
    * -do-. part ii. (in Latin), 1870, 1s;
    * -do-. part iii. (in Latin), ib. 1873, 6d;
    * Bishop Cosins's Religion, Discipline, and Rites of the Church of England (in English), ib. 1870, 2nd ed. 1882, 1s 6d;
    * Bishop Andrewes' Fides Catholica Antiqua revindicata, ib. 1872, 1s;
    * Bishop Andrewes' De Primatu Sedis Romanæ, ib. 1872, 1s;
    * Bishop Hall's Columba Noæ, ib. 1874, 1s;
    * Correspondence with Old Catholics and Orientals, ib. 1874, 1s;
    * Isaaci Casauboni Epistola ad Cardinalem Perronium, ib. 1875, 1s;
    * Correspondence with Secretary of Friends of Spiritual Enlightenment on Anglican Orders, on the Procession of the Holy Ghost, and on the Invocation of Saints, ib. 1875, 6d;
    * Correspondence with Old Catholics and Orientals (third year), 1876, 1s;
    * Correspondence, &c. (fourth year), ib. 1877, 6d;
    * The Apostles' and the Nicene Creed Proved and Illustrated from Holy Scripture, Wells Gardner, 1876;
    * Bishop Andrewes' Limits of the Royal Supremacy in the Church of England, 1877, ib.;
    * Charlemagne's Contra Synodum Nicænam II., 1877, 1s, 2nd ed. 4d, Rivingtons, 1884;
    * The Doctrine of the Holy Communion Restated, 3rd ed. 1891;
    * - the same in Italian, 1891;
    * The Church in Spain, 1892;
    * Lessons on Joshua and Judges, 1894.
    Contributor to Smith's Dictionary of the Bible; Smith and Cheetham's Dictionary of Christian Antiquities; The Speaker's Commentary; The Pulpit Commentary, and The Theological Library.
    Editor, The Foreign Church Chronicle.
    [from Crockford's Directory, 1887 & 1898]
    Also: Memories of Life at Oxford, and Experiences in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Spain, and Elsewhere. London: John Murray; 1905.

    youngest son of Edward Graves Meyrick (abt 1790-1839), vicar of Ramsbury, and his wife, Myra, née Howard. [DNB]

    Author of Narrative of Three Years of Undergraduate Life at Trinity College, Oxford (1844-47), publ. 1872.

    The time at which he went into residence was of course full of Tractarian activity. Newman was at Littlemore, where Mr. Meyrick had an interview with him, retaining an unfavourable opinion of Newman to the end of his days. [from obituary note in The Times]

    Lit. Hum., 2nd class

    President of the Oxford Union, 1849.
    University Select Preacher 1855-1856, 1865-1866, and 1875-1876


    entry crossed out and marked Absent. Resid his sister Fanny Meyrick, 55 b Ramsbury, + his daughters Eva, 7; Gladys Ethel, 4; Mabel Winifred, 2; + 3 female serv.

    Meyrick the reverend Frederick of Blickling Norfolk clerk died 3 January 1906 Probate Norwich 26 February to the reverend Frederick James Meyrick [son] and the reverend Charles Probart Whitaker clerks and John Leonard Micklethwait [son-in-law] esquire Effects £22102 13s. 5d. Resworn £21156 11s. 9d. [NPC]

    Frederick married Marion Susanna Danvers on 08 Oct 1859 in St Cross, Holywell, Oxford. Marion was born about May 1837 in Walthamstow; died on 31 Jul 1916 in Church St, Warminster. [Family Group Sheet]


    resid Apr 1891: Myra H, 29 b Bournemouth, artist; Eva, 27 b Norwich; Frederick J, 18 b Blickling, student Oxford; Dorothy E, 13 b Blickling; + 4 serv

    On the 8th inst., at Holywell Church, Oxford, by the Rev. H. B. Walton, the Rev. Frederick Meyrick, H.M.'s Inspector of Schools, and Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, to Marion, second daughter of the late Edward F. Danvers, Esq. [The Times]

    1. Frederick James Meyrick was born on 11 Dec 1871 in Blickling; died on 10 Jan 1945 in 2 Pembroke Avenue, Hove; was buried on 12 Jan 1945 in All Saints, Hove.

Generation: 2