Venerable Lancelot John Fish 1861 - 1924



Birth July 1861 • Whitchurch, Shropshire
          Death of Mother Henrietta Barnes Chesterman(1839–1861)
         16 Oct 1861 • Fitzroy Square, St.Pancras, London

Baptism 30 Nov 1861 • Wroxton, Oxfordshire, England
             Birth of Half-Brother Robert Dent Fish(1868–1870)
25 Feb 1868 • Northampton, Northamptonshire

Birth of Half-Brother Robert Dent Fish(1868–1870)
25 Feb Abt 1868 • Northampton, Northamptonshire

Death of Father John Dent Fish(1828–1868)
July 1868 • 28 Fitzroy Square, London, United Kingdom

Death of Half-Brother Robert Dent Fish(1868–1870)
July 1870 • Banbury, Oxfordshire

1881 Census Residence
1881 • Warkworth, Northamptonshire, England
Relationship to Head: Visitor

14 May 1891 • Bathampton, Somerset, England

Mary Girdlestone

1891 Census Residence
1891 • Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, England
Relation to Head of House: Relative

1901 Census Residence
1901 • Bathampton, Somerset, England
Relation to Head of House: Head

1911 Census Residence
02 Apr 1911 • Bath, Somerset, England
Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head

29 Sep 1924 • Bath, Somerset, England

Venerable Lancelot John Fish son of Rev John Dent Fish
Born 02 August 1861 in Whitchurch, Salops, England
Married Mary Girdlestone in 1891 in Bath, England.(5c 987)
Died 29 September 1924, England, aged 63. Cleric, archdeacon of Bath at his death
He was at a boarding school in Leamington at the time of the 1871 census, written Launcelot. He went on to Harrow.
He was visiting his step-mother Mary Fish Bredin at Grimsbury Mill in the 1881 census, down from Cambridge, where he was an undergraduate at Trinity. He got his BA in 1883, his MA in 1887.
By 1891 he was a clerk in holy orders, vicar of Little Brickhill, Bucks, and married Mary Girdlestone in June of that year in Bath.
By 1901 (Lancelot G. Fish in the census) he is 39 years old and vicar of St. Nicholas, Bathampton. His wife Mary (Glostersh Westbury On Trim) is 35. They have no children (yet?) but a cook, a housemaid, a parlour maid and a kitchen maid to keep things in order. Mary G Sommerville, widow, possibly Mary's sister, is visiting them.
In 1906, he was on duty in Biarritz.
He rose to become Archdeacon of Bath and died on 29th September 1924.
Ord. deacon (Bath and Wells) 1887; priest, 1888; C. of Bathampton, Somerset, 1887-8. C. of St Stephen's, Lansdown, Bath, 1888-90; V. there, 1909-24. Assistant Chaplain at Cannes, 1890-3. C. of Bathampton, 1894-6; V. there, 1896-1907. Chaplain at Biarritz, 1907-9. Archdeacon of Bath, 1909-24. Lived latterly at 12, Lansdown Place, E., Bath.
Sources: Harrow Sch. Reg.; Crockford; Who was Who, 1916-28; Scott, MSS.; The Times, Oct. 2, 1924.

FISH, Ven. Lancelot John MA
Born 1861; s of late Rev. J. D. Fish; m 1891, Mary, d of Rev. H. Girdlestone; no c ; died 29 Sept. 1924
Archdeacon of Bath, since 1909
Harrow; Trinity College, Cambridge
Chaplain at Christ Church, Cannes, 1900–03; Vicar of Bathampton, Bath, 1894–1907; Diocesan Inspector of Schools, 1899–1902; Hon. Sec. Bath and Wells Diocesan Societies, 1902–07; Proctor in Convocation, 1906; Prebendary of Wells Cathedral, 1906; Chaplain at St Andrew’s Church, Biarritz, France, 1907–09; Vicar of St Stephen Lansdown, Bath, 

New University, MCC; Bath and County, Bath
Address: 12 Lansdown Place East, Bath
‘FISH, Ven. Lancelot John’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press

1861 Baptism record for Lancelot John Fish son of Rev John Dent Fish & Mary (nee Chesterman)

1861 Lancelot John Fish baptised here at the parish church of Wroxton Oxford

Lancelot John Fish went on to Harrow School

Lancelot John Fish was an undergraduate at Trinity College in Cambridge. 
He got his BA in 1883, his MA in 1887.

1890 Marriage Banns for Ven Lancelot John Fish & Mary Girdlestone

1891 Lancelot John Fish marries Mary Girdlestone 

Venerable Lancelot John Fish Curate of Bathampton Church, Somerset, 1887-8

St Stephen's Church Lansdown Bath, Venerable Lancelot Fish curate of this church 1888-1890

Assistant Chaplain at Cannes, 1890-3.

Chaplain at Biarritz, 1907-9

1908 Crockford's Directory Venerable Lancelot John Fish

Venerable Lancelot John Fish lived here 12 Lansdown Place Bath

This was the residence of Lancelot John Fish in Lansdown place Bath - a modern plan is shown
                                     below, it must have been different 100 years ago.

Our Venerable Lancelot John Fish Discovered the long lost resting place of the "Founder" or 1st Governor of New South Wales - (Father of Australia)

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