Friday, March 22, 2013

Anderson, Philip Cuthbert




Philip Cuthbert Anderson
Vicar of St Peter's Anglican Church, Akaroa - 1877-1879.

 born 14 August 1848
son of Minnie and Henry Anderson (Officer in East India Service) 
baptised 7 May 1851, Bethnal Green St Jude, London
 Arrived Auckland on the "Ulcoats" from London, sailed Gravesend 3 March arrived 26 June 1865.
 died 24 December 1932 at his residence, Yelverton-street, St. Peters, Sydney.

married  
Kate Arrow
11 February 1874, Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
 

His sister Clara Rebecca Margaret Anderson was born 31 March 1851 and also baptised 7 May 1851, Bethnal Green St Jude, London, married William Downes Selby-hele, died 5 June 1882 in Hesper, Winneshiek, Iowa, USA.






 Philip Cuthbert Anderson
"Priest in the Church of God"
December 1877
"To dear Madgie, on her 27th birthday"
photograph by Daniel Louis Mundy


 The Rev Mr Anderson, with Mrs Anderson and family, arrived yesterday via Pigeon Bay. Mr Anderson's duties commence, we are told, next week, when the Rev Mr Cooper will take his much-needed rest from the arduous duties of his sacred office.
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume 2, Issue 124, 25 September 1877, Page 2

On 5 December 1877 he was a passenger on the s.s. Hawea for Lyttelton.
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume 2, Issue 145, 7 December 1877, Page 2

On 15 January 1878 he was a passenger on the s.s. Hawea for Lyttelton.
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume 2, Issue 157, 18 January 1878, Page 2

On 19 January he was a passenger on the s.s. Taranaki from Lyttelton.
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume 2, Issue 158, 22 January 1878, Page 2


Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume 2, Issue 171, 8 March 1878, Page 2
 


 Crockford Clerical Directory. England: 1868-1932. 
 Ancestry.com.

Deacon 1873, Priest 1876 Waiapu, Curate of Taradale and Dioceses Secretary of Waiapu 1873-77; Akaroa 1877-79; Perpetual Curate of Philipstown 1879-81; Papanui 1881-83 (all in New Zealand) Church of England Maitland 1883, Incumbent of Gundy 1884; Belmont 1889; Prospect with Seven Hills, New Zealand (sic) 1892-93; Rector of Coolah, New South Wales 1896; Authorised to Officiate Diocese of Sydney 1908-10.   



Obituary
Rev. P. C. Anderson.

The Rev. Philip Cuthbert Anderson died at his residence, Yelverton-street, St. Peters, on Saturday afternoon, at the age of 84 years.


Mr. Anderson was born in London. He went to New Zealand when he was 16, and some years later was ordained as a Church of Eng- land clergyman by Bishop Williams, of Napier. His first parish was Taradale. Subsequently he worked among the Maoris. He made a trip to the Chatham Islands and studied the customs and habits of the inhabitants, later embodying these in a book, a copy of which is now in the Mitchell Library.


When he came to New South Wales he laboured for some years in the Bathurst diocese for some time he was rector of Coolah, which was part of the diocese. Later he retired from active ministry, but continued to fulfil appointments in the suburbs.


The Rev. P. R. Westley, rector of Long Bay, yesterday paid a tribute to the work that Mr. Anderson did on the training farm for English boys at Scheyville. Mr. Westley said that as a result of Mr. Anderson's visits to the farm several young men who came from England to settle on the land had entered the ministry of the Church of England.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his widow, four sons, and three daughters. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the burial being made at the Church of England portion of the Woronora cemetery. The Rev. W. Hume, of St. James', officiated at the services at the home and at the graveside.


The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 27 December 1932, page 6.


1 comment:

  1. I came upon your interesting blog when googling for information about Philip Cuthbert Anderson, who happens to have been a pupil of my old school (High Wycombe Royal Grammar School, Buckinghamshire, England). Here is a link to a letter he wrote to the local Bucks press in 1882, expressing horror that plans were afoot to demolish the mediaeval buidling in which he had been taught: https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnchess2/33682801722/in/dateposted/

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