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Alfred Hamilton Stephen (1826–1884)

It is with sincere regret that we have to announce the death of the Rev. Canon Stephen. The event took place on Saturday night, July 19, at Hunter's Hill, where he had been residing for three months past, with some hope of restoration, after a serious illness, that set in nearly seven months ago. Canon Stephen was Master of Arts of Trinity College, Cambridge, took orders and a curacy in England, was for a time curate under the Rev. Canon Walsh, at Christ Church, Sydney, and afterwards discharged for nearly 3o years the duties of incumbent of St. Paul's, Redfern. He was canon of St. Andrew’s. At Redfern, though possessing but indifferent bodily health and strength, he was indefatigable and self-denying in the performance of a parish clergyman's work, to which he superadded a large amount of extra parochial activity, in connection with the Destitute Children's Asylum and other charitable institutions. He was a man of sympathetic and tolerant disposition, and living and working under the influence of the charity that "thinketh no evil,'' he gained and held a high place in public esteem, and a strong hold upon the affections of the people - not of his own Church only - in the district where he laboured so long and so faithfully. The late Canon was the eldest son of our Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Alfred Stephen, and was 60 years old.

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'Stephen, Alfred Hamilton (1826–1884)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stephen-alfred-hamilton-1293/text1285, accessed 26 February 2024.

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24 April, 1826
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Death

20 July, 1884 (aged 58)
Hunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

gastric ulcer

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