Hawkins, Reverand Ernest
b. 1802-01-25
d. 1868-10-05
The Rev. Ernest Hawkins was born at Lawrence End on 25 January 1802.1 He was educated at Bedford and matriculated from Balliol College, Oxford, on 19 April 1820, receiving his BA in 1824, his MA in 1827, and his BD in 1839.2
He began his work with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in 1838 as under-secretary, becoming secretary of the society in 1843, after which the income of the society increased fivefold and the colonial episcopates increased from eight sees to forty-seven.3 In 1859, Hawkins served as vice-president of Bishop's College, Cape Town, South Africa.4 He retired from the society's service in 1864 and became canon at Westminster, where he died on 5 October 1868.5
  • 1. Clare Brown, Hawkins, Ernest, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
  • 4. Ibid.
  • 5. Ibid.
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