Check Crockford's

This guide was last updated in 2009

A good place to start looking for an Anglican clergyman is Crockford’s Clerical Directory.

Published since 1858, annually 1874-1949 and since then, every two years, it lists every Anglican clergyman throughout the world in alphabetical order. It tells you where they were educated and the parish where they were working at the time, with details of any previous parishes.

It also says when they were ordained and the bishop who ordained them. Most reference libraries will have a set of Crockford’s, and several have been published on CD. It can also be searched online here.

Clergymen appear in it, with their address, until they die. When your ancestor stops appearing, you will know where and when to look for his death and will. Check the census for his date and place of birth.

Many clergymen were educated at a university and you can often use the alumni lists to find his parentage and age when he joined the university.

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