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Frederick William Stubbs

Epithet: Vicar of Jurby, Foxdale, Douglas (St Barnabas) and Arbory (1858-1937)

Record type: Biographies

Biography: 'The death of Rev. Frederick Wm. Stubbs, B.D. Vicar of Arbory, on Wednesday, has removed one of the most earnest of Manx clergymen and a very loveable personality from our midst. Kindly, generous, and with a fund of humour, he was a man who held decided opinions and expressed them fearlessly. He was not born in the Island, but after studying at the Theological College at Bishopcourt, he was ordained, by Bishop Hill, 52 years ago, in 1885, and was licensed to a curacy at Rushen. He removed to St James's, Doncaster, in 1889, and in 1892, after a brief appointment on the Continent, where he went for health reasons, he was appointed curate of St Thomas', Douglas. He went to Sheffield in 1894, becoming Vicar of Jurby in the following year. From 1903, he was Chaplain at Foxdale, and from 1909 to 1912 he was Vicar of St Barnabas', Douglas. He then succeeded Archdeacon Johbn Kewley as Vicar of Arbory, and thus completed 24 and a half years' ministry there. During his vicariate the church tower was built and many other improvements were made. He was one of the original members of the Arbory Board of Guardians, and while at Jurby was chairman of Jurby School Board.

A keen amateur photographer and collector of old books and art treasures, his study at the Vicarage was a store house of objects of scholarly interest. Besides his widow, he leaves one son, Mr Eric Stubbs of Douglas; and one daughter, Mrs Daisy Quayle of Colby.' (Mona's Herald, 22 June 1937, p.5)

Gender: Male

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