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EDMONDES , CHARLES GRESFORD ( 1838 - 1893 ), archdeacon and college principal ;

b. 8 Dec. 1838 , eldest son of THOMAS EDMONDES ( 1806 - 1892 ), vicar of Cowbridge ; his mother ( Harriet Anne ) was a sister of Charles Williams ( 1806 - 1877 ) (q.v.) , afterwards principal of Jesus College , Oxford ; his brother FREDERICK EDMONDES ( 1841 - 1918 ) was archdeacon of Llandaff . From Cowbridge and Sherborne schools, Charles Edmondes went up to Trinity College , Oxford , in 1856 , graduated ( 1861 ) with a ‘first’ in classical moderations, and was ‘proxime’ for the Hertford scholarship . After some years as a curate at Bridgend , he was from 1865 to 1881 professor of Latin at S. David's College , Lampeter . Then, after vicariates at Boughrood, Rads. , 1881 , and Warren, Pembs. , 1882-8 , he was in 1883 made archdeacon of S. Davids . He resigned his office in 1888 to become principal of S. David's College , and remained there till his health broke down in 1892 . He d. 18 July 1893 . He was for many years an assiduous member of the Cambrian Archaeological Association .

Sources:

  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • Hopkin-James , Old Cowbridge. Borough, Church, and School , Cardiff, 1922 , 259-61;
  • Archaeologia Cambrensis , 1893 , 362.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959