Batchelor, Reverend Frederick Shum
d. 1892
Reverend Frederick Shum Batchelor was an Anglican priest who spent much of his career working in both the British and Van Diemen's Land prison systems.1 He was born in Keynsham, Somerset and educated at Cambridge.2 In November 1842, he was appointed chaplain of the convict settlement of Port Arthur, Van Diemen's Land, arriving there with his wife on 19 July 1843. The Lord Bishop of Tasmania ordained him deacon shortly after his arrival, and he was priested the same year.3 He returned to England in 1852 and served as assistant chaplain at Dartmoor and Chatham Prisons.4 After unsuccessfully applying for the position of Colonial Chaplain to British Columbia in 1858, he continued to work in the English prison system until 1886.5 He died at the age of seventy-four in 1892.6
Mentions of this person in the documents
Places in this document

British Columbia