Life of William Edward Collins, Bishop of Gibraltar (1912). By: Arthur James Mason DD: William Edward Collins (18 February 1867 - 22 March 1911) was an Anglican bishop, Bishop of Gibraltar from 1904 until his death.

Life of William Edward Collins, Bishop of Gibraltar (1912). By: Arthur James Mason DD: William Edward Collins (18 February 1867 - 22 March 1911) was an Anglican bishop, Bishop of Gibraltar from 1904 until his death.

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William Edward Collins (18 February 1867 - 22 March 1911) was an Anglican bishop, Bishop of Gibraltar from 1904 until his death.
Biography:
William Edward Collins was the second son of Joseph Henry Collins, a mining engineer and writer on geology. He was born in London, but his father moved to Cornwall while he was a child. One of his brothers was Arthur L. Collins, a mining engineer who was murdered in the United States. He was educated at Nuttall's and Chancellor's schools in Truro and at Selwyn College, Cambridge.Ordained in 1891, he began his career as a Curate at All Hallows-by-the-Tower in the City of London. After a short spell as a Lecturer at his old college he became Professor of Ecclesiastical History at King's College London where he remained until his elevation to the Episcopate. As Bishop of Gibraltar he worked from The Convent, which was the residence of the Governor of Gibraltar, although he had his own house in Malta. A Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, he died on 22 March 1911 in Constantinople.He is interred at the St. John the Evangelist's Anglican Church, Izmir in Turkey.Collins' life was described in a biography by Arthur James Mason..........

Arthur James Mason DD (4 May 1851 - 24 April 1928) was an English clergyman, theologian and classical scholar. He was Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
Early life:
The third son of George William Mason JP, of Morton Hall, Retford, Nottinghamshire, by his marriage to Marianne Atherton Mitford (born 1821 in India), a daughter of Captain Joseph George Mitford (1791-1875), of the Madras Army, Mason was educated at Repton School and Trinity College, Cambridge. The third of four sons, his youngest brother, Charles Evelyn Mason, was killed in the Zulu War of 1879.His brother William Henry Mason was a High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire. His sister, Harriet, was a poor law inspector and another sister, Agnes founded a religious community. Their grandfather, J. G. Mitford, was the son of Bertram Mitford (1748-1800) of Mitford Castle in Northumberland.
Career:
Mason was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1873 and was a college tutor from 1874 to 1877, when he went to Cornwall as Canon of Truro. His departure from Cambridge was at the urging of his friend Edward White Benson, who had been appointed as Bishop of Truro and wanted Mason to act as diocesan missioner.
In 1884, after Benson had been translated to Canterbury, Mason took up a benefice as Vicar of All Hallows-by-the-Tower, Barking, in the City of London, where he remained until 1895. That year he returned to Cambridge as Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity (1895-1903) and also became a Canon of Canterbury Cathedral. He was a Fellow of Jesus from 1896 to 1903, before serving as Master of Pembroke from 1903 to 1912. In 1908 he was elected Vice-Chancellor of the University, continuing in the post for two years.
As well as works on theology and biography, Mason wrote and translated hymns. As "A. J. M.", he was a contributor to the Dictionary of National Biography.
Private life:
On 11 January 1899, Mason married Mary Margaret, a daughter of the Rev. G. J. Blore DD, Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral and a former Head Master of King's School, Canterbury. They had two sons, Paul and Lancelot, and a daughter, Mildred. Paul became a diplomat and was ambassador to the Netherlands in the 1950s, while Lancelot followed his father into the Church and was Archdeacon of Chichester from 1946 to 1973.
Arthur James Mason died at Canterbury on 24 April 1928....................

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ISBN-13: 9781984143228
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/24/2018
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.23(d)

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