|Administrative History||Charles Cousens Petch (1872-1961), clergyman and missionary, was born in Manchester and educated at Worcester Cathedral School and Durham University (BA, 1904). In 1896, he studied at the Church Missionary College and took the Oxford and Cambridge preliminary theological examination (3rd class) before being accepted as a missionary 19 May. Ordained Deacon by the Bishop of London (1896) and Priest by the Bishop of Lucknow (1898). He sailed out to join the CMS United Provinces Mission, India 10 October 1896 where he was stationed in Gorakhpur. He married Grace Rose Dean, 2 December 1899. In October 1903, he returned to England; his resignation (for family reasons) was accepted 21 February 1905. He died 19 January 1961. |
Source: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904', Church Missionary Society, 1905 (annotated version).
|Custodial History||These and other papers relating to Charles Cousens Petch were identified during cataloguing of archives at SS Peter and Paul Church, Tonbridge. They are believed to have been given to the Church for inclusion in the archive but the identity of the donor and earlier custodial history is not known. The other papers were passed to county archive collections. Source: Deposit Agreement and personal communication at point of donation. |