The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Kennion, Right Rev. George Wyndham

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Kennion, Right Rev. George Wyndham, D.D., Bishop of Adelaide, son of the late George Kennion, M.D., of Harrogate, Yorkshire, by his marriage with Catherine Elfrida, daughter of the late John Fordyce, of Ayton Castle, co. Berwick, N.B., was born at Harrogate on Sept. 5th, 1845, and educated at Eton and Oriel College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1867, M.A. in 1871, and D.D. (honorary) in 1882. He was ordained deacon in 1869, priest in 1870, and was formerly domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Tuam. Dr. Kennion, who was for some time curate of Doncaster and Diocesan Inspector of Schools for the Archdiocese of York, was appointed vicar of St. Paul's, Hull, in 1873; vicar of All Saints', Bradford, in 1876; and was consecrated Bishop of Adelaide, in Westminster Abbey, in 1882. In the same year he married Henrietta Duncan, daughter of the late Sir Charles Dalrymple Fergusson, Bart., and sister of the Right Hon. Sir James Fergusson, Bart, M.P., formerly Governor of South Australia. Dr. Kennion took part in the controversy arising out of a statement made by Judge Boucaut of Adelaide as to an alleged assertion of Dr. Magee, then Bishop of Peterborough, on the fallibility of the Scriptures, which the latter warmly denied. He also published in the local press some interesting reminiscences of the late Archbishop Thomson of York. Bishop Kennion had the honorary degree of M.A. conferred on him by the University of Adelaide in 1883, and has been a member of the Council since Nov. 1887.