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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Sillitoe, Right Rev. Acton Windeyer

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Sillitoe, Right Rev. Acton Windeyer, D.D., Bishop of New Westminster, British Columbia, is the son of Acton Sillitoe, of Sydney, N.S.W., where he was born in 1840. He married first, in 1870, Charlotte, second daughter of Thomas Sillitoe, of Buenos Ayres (who died in 1878), and secondly, in 1878, Violet Emily, second daughter of Justinian Pelly, of Yoxford, Suffolk. He was educated at King's College School, London, and at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and was ordained in 1869. After holding various preferments, he was consecrated Bishop of New Westminster in 1879.