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Hugh Robert Frere

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Cape Colony, South Africa
Death: Died
Place of Burial: All Saints' Church, Bishops Stortford
Immediate Family:

Son of George Frere and Margaret Ann Frere
Husband of Florence Frere and Beatrice Mary Frere (Brigstocke)
Father of Elsbeth Gray Frere; Phyllis Gray Frere; Allan Gray Frere; Owen Gray Frere; Noel Gray Frere and 6 others
Brother of Margaret Elizabeth Frere; George Edgar Frere; Mary Anne Helen Laurie Frere; Bartholomew Terrick Frere; Edith Susannah Frere and 5 others

Occupation: Clergyman Church Of England
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About Hugh Robert Frere



born 15 Apr 1857 Cape Colony South Africa

died early 1938 age 80 Bishop Stortford Hertfordshire

brother born 1845 Cape of Good Hope

fifth child of George FRERE of Twyford House,

slave trade commissioner (1842 Cape of Good Hope)

born 22 Feb 1819 died 26 Oct 1878 16 Great College St London [left £4 000]

related to Henry Bartle Edward FRERE (1876) 1st baronet

(1877‐1880) governor Cape Colony

born 29 Mar 1815 Clydach Brecknockshire died 29 May 1884 Wimbledon

fifth son of Edward FRERE of Llanelly died 05 Mar 1844

son of George FRERE of Twyford House died 1854

and Elizabeth Raper GRANT daughter of William GRANT MD of Rothiemurchus Inverness;

married 09 Apr 1842 S Giles‐in‐the‐Fields by the Revd Temple FRERE

and Margaret Ann CORRIE

born c1818 died 22 Dec 1891 age 73 Hanover Square London

daughter of Edgar CORRIE of Arlington Manor Berkshire;

married (1) 05 Feb 1879 Prescot,

Florence GRAY

born 1857 Paddington co Middlesex

died 05 Jan 1905 Beirut Syria

youngest daughter of the Revd Robert GRAY DD

(1847‐1872) bishop of Cape Town and metropolitan of South Africa

a donor towards the missionary College of S Augustine at Canterbury

born 03 Oct 1809 Bishop Wearmouth co Durham died 01 Sep 1872 Capetown

married 1836,


daughter of Robert WHARTON‐MYDDLETON of Grinkle Park, Easington Yorkshire (345;144; 287)


Westminster school

1887 deacon Dunedin

1888 priest Dunedin (287;211)


1879 arrived Lyttelton POONAH and settled to farm for five years

1879 member Christchurch club

20 Apr 1881‐ 1884 licensed layreader Kirwee (3;69)

1882 gentleman farmer Highfield land worth £2,025 Courtenay Canterbury (36)

1884 returned to England

1887‐1888 curate Waitaki mission diocese Dunedin

Jun 1888 curate Waikouaiti with Palmerston parochial district

31 Jul 1890 resigned with effect from that date but continued:

Mar 1891 left Waikouaiti (220)

1893‐1894 curate Waitaki

01 Nov 1895‐01 Oct 1896 vicar (Waverley) Waitotara parochial district diocese Wellington

Nov 1896‐Dec 1897 permission to officiate (242;211;140)

22 Apr 1897 reported: leaving New Zealand for Syria (226)

1897 locum tenens Gore diocese Dunedin

1898 curate Stanford in the Vale Berkshire diocese Oxford

1899‐1901 vicar Tilshead diocese Salisbury

31 Mar 1901 with wife and family residing Tilshead co Wiltshire (345)

1901‐1906 chaplain Beyrout diocese Jerusalem and the East

‐1906 archdeacon in Syria

1906‐1908 rector Boxwell with Leighterton diocese Gloucester

1908‐1935 rector Roydon (patron his cousin John Tudor FRERE) Diss diocese Norwich

08 Jun 1912 slander case brought against him by his cousin, Agatha Mary Gabrielle FRERE wife of John Tudor FRERE

(patron of the living) of The Friarage Roydon Norfolk. In 1910 she had born a child which was rumoured (for instance by

her husband) not to be her husband’s; the rector had lightheartedly spoken of this. She was awarded £1 000 damages; he

sold up his property to pay damages. (411)

1919‐1919 temporary chaplain to the British forces

1919 honorary chaplain to the forces (8)

1936 residing Albury Little Hadham Hertfordshire

1938 residing Longmore, Bishop Stortford"

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Hugh Robert Frere's Timeline

April 15, 1857
Cape Colony, South Africa
December 10, 1879
Age 22
March 17, 1881
Age 23

Monday 21 March 1881 page 2 "Star" - Christchurch
Birth - FRERE - on 17 March at Kirwee, wife of Hugh Corrie? Frere a daughter.

July 30, 1882
Age 25
November 2, 1883
Age 26
New Zealand
December 5, 1885
Age 28
August 2, 1890
Age 33
New Zealand
January 2, 1894
Age 36
New Zealand