Record

CodeDS750
Datescirca 1855-1936
Person NameTugwell; Herbert (circa 1855-1936); Bishop of West Equatorial Africa
SurnameTugwell
ForenamesHerbert
EpithetBishop of West Equatorial Africa
ActivityEDUCATION AND TRAINING

Herbert Tugwell was educated at St Bees Grammar School, St Saviour's School, London, and Corpus Christi College Cambridge, where he obtained a BA in 1880.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

In 1880 Tugwell became a Deacon, and in 1881 he was ordained by the Bishop of Chichester. From 1880-1889 he served as a curate in the parish of Petworth, Sussex . He then joined the CMS. His first appointment was to the Yoruba mission, in Christchurch, Lagos, where he worked from 1889-1894, holding the position of secretary of the mission from 1891-1892. In 1894 he was appointed to the Bishopric of West Equatorial Africa, a post which he held until 1920. On his retirement from Nigeria he became Rector of Mavesyn Ridware, Staffordshire. He held this position until 1927, when he finally retired from ministry.
RelationshipsMarried Dorothy. They had two children, also named Herbert and Dorothy.

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