Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Abraham, Charles John
ABRAHAM, The Right Rev. Charles John, D.D., son of the late Captain Abraham, R.N., of Farnborough, Hants, born in 1815, and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, of which he was successively Scholar and Fellow, was appointed Assistant Master at Eton College. He was archdeacon of Waitemata, New Zealand, from 1852 till 1857, and on the subdivision in the latter year of the diocese of New Zealand, was consecrated first Bishop of Wellington. In 1870 he resigned his see, returned to England, and was appointed a Coadjutor Bishop in the diocese of Lichfield. He held a prebend in the cathedral church of Lichfield from 1872 till 1876, when he was appointed Canon Residentiary and Precentor. He was rector of Tatenhill, Staffordshire, in 1875–6. Bishop Abraham is the author of "Festival and Lenten Lectures in St. George's Chapel, Windsor," 1848–49.