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Mitchell, Arthur Fancourt (1859–1936)

The death occurred on Sunday at The King's School, Parramatta, of the Rev. Arthur Fancourt Mitchell, at the age of 77.

The Rev. Mitchell who was the fourth generation of his family to serve in the ministry, was born at Bentley, England. He came to Australia about three years ago to reside with his only child, Mrs. C. T. Parkinson, wife of the headmaster at The Kings School (Rev. C. T. Parkinson). He was a brilliant scholar and was the author of three ecclesiastical works and was a noted speaker. He was for 26 years vicar of the parish of St. Augustine, Sheffield, was member of the Archbishop of York's Special Council on Religious Education and chaplain to the Master Cutlers of Sheffield. On two occasions he was the Select Preacher at Westminster Abbey. Mr. Mitchell had given for the Australian Broadcasting Commission interesting addresses on Ancient and Modern English Literature. He was a cousin of Sir Edward Fancourt Mitchell, K.C., of Victoria, father of Miss Mary Mitchell, the novelist, and Miss Janet Mitchell, the well-known writer and lecturer.

The Coadjutor-Bishop of Sydney (Bishop Pilcher) conducted a service at the chapel of The Kings School yesterday afternoon. He was assisted by Archdeacon Begbie and Rev. Sutton. The address was delivered by Rev. C. T. Parkinson. There was a large attendance of members of the school staff and of the Parramatta District Girl Guides of which Mrs Parkinson is district commissioner. The funeral left for the Crematorium at Rookwood.

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'Mitchell, Arthur Fancourt (1859–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mitchell-arthur-fancourt-14246/text25291, accessed 24 August 2019.

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