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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Tufnell, Right Rev. Edward Wyndham

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Tufnell, Right Rev. Edward Wyndham, D.D., first Bishop of Brisbane, second son of Lieut.-Colonel John Charles Tufnell, by Uliana-Ivaniona, only daughter of Rev. John Fowell, D.D., was born at Bath in 1814, and educated at Eton and Wadham College, Oxford, of which he was sometime Fellow. He graduated B.A. (third class Lit. Hum.) in 1837, M.A. in 1842, and was created D.D. in 1859. He was ordained deacon in 1837 and priest in 1839, being curate of Broadhinton, Wilts, from 1840 to 1846, and rector of Beachingstoke in the same county from 1846 to 1857. He was prebendary of Salisbury, from 1850 to 1857, rector of St. Peter and St. Paul, Marlborough, 1857-9, Senior Proctor Oxford 1857-8, and Select Preacher 1858-9, when he was consecrated first Bishop of Brisbane by Archbishop Sumner and Bishops Wilberforce and Hamilton. He resigned the see in 1873, and returned to England, being curate-in-charge of Charing from 1877 to 1879, and vicar and rural dean of Croydon from 1879 to 1882, when he became canon of Chichester and vicar of Felpham in that diocese, a preferment which he still holds.