Hatchard, Thomas Goodwin (DNB00)

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HATCHARD, THOMAS GOODWIN (1817–1870), bishop of Mauritius, son of Thomas Hatchard, the publisher (d. 13 Nov. 1858), and grandson of John Hatchard [q. v.], was born at 11 Sloane Street, Chelsea, on 18 Sept. 1817, and educated at King's College, London. He matriculated from Brasenose College, Oxford, as Thomas Goodwyn Hatchard on 11 April 1837, graduated B.A. 1841, M.A. 1845, and D.D. 4 Feb. 1869. He was curate of Windlesham, Surrey, from 1842 to 1844, domestic chaplain to the Marquis of Conyngham from 1845 to 1869; rector of Havant, Hampshire, from 1846 to 1856, and of St. Nicholas, Guildford, Surrey, from 1856 to 1869. He was consecrated bishop of Mauritius in Westminster Abbey on 24 Feb. 1869. He belonged to the moderate evangelical school. As a parochial clergyman he was indefatigable in his duties. He died of fever in the island of Mauritius 28 Feb. 1870. He married, 19 Feb. 1846, Fanny Vincent Steele, second daughter of the Right Rev. Michael Solomon Alexander, bishop of Jerusalem. She died at Cannes, 7 Dec. 1880.

Hatchard wrote: 1. ‘The German Tree. A Moral for the Young,’ 1851. 2. ‘The Floweret Gathered. A brief Memoir of Adelaide Charlotte Hatchard, his daughter,’ 1858. 3. ‘Sermons,’ 1847–62 (four pamphlets). His wife published: 1. ‘Eight Years' Experience of Mothers' Meetings,’ 1871. 2. ‘Prayers for Little Children,’ 1872. 3. ‘Mothers' Meetings, and how to organize them,’ 1875. 4. ‘Mothers of Scripture,’ 1875. 5. ‘Thoughts on the Lord's Prayer,’ 1878. 6. ‘Prayers for Mothers' Meetings,’ 1878.

[Illustrated London News, 16 April 1870, p. 411; Times, 31 March 1870, p. 9; Guardian, 30 March 1870, p. 367, and 6 April, p. 399; information from the bishop's son, Alexander, of Messrs. Hatchard the publishers.]

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