Cridge, Edward

CRIDGE, Edward, Anglican cleric (b 17 Dec 1817, Devonshire, England; d May 1913, Victoria). After graduating from Cambridge Univ, he was ordained an Anglican minister and served for several years as rector of a London church. He came out to FORT VICTORIA in 1855 as a chaplain employed by the HBC. He built the colony's first ANGLICAN CHURCH in 1856 and his wife Mary ran the first Sunday school. He also played a leading role in creating the city's first hospital and orphanage and served as...

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