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TWELLS, Edward

Born: 1828 05
Died: 1898 05


Born in Birmingham, England, was consecrated a bishop in 1863 in Westminster Abbey for the bishopric of the Orange Free State. He was an energetic churchman and did much to establish the Anglican Church in the Free State where he apparently designed the small Anglican church at Smithfield and was responsible for commissioning Dudley MALE to design a new Anglican Cathedral for Bloemfontein which was opened in 1866. Accused of sodomy in 1869, he fled the country, resigning his post and lived a penitent life in Bristol, England until he died.

(DSAB II; Schoeman 1980:43-4; Schoeman 1982)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

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Anglican Church: 1862. Smithfield, Free State - Architect

Books citing TWELLS

HSRC. 1972. Dictionary of South African Biography Volume II. Pretoria: Tafelberg for The Human Sciences Research Council. pp 755