Rev Alfred Barry

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Rev Alfred Barry

Greater London, England
Death 1 Apr 1910 (aged 84)
Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Burial Worcester, City of Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Memorial ID 144013705 · View Source
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'Bishop' Alfred Barry – together with two other members of his family – has a grave in the east side of the Cloister Garden. He also has a memorial window in the John Chapel – it is the westernmost window in the south wall.

"Alfred Barry was born in London on 15 January 1826 and died in Windsor on 1 April 1910. He was educated at King's College London and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1848, BD in 1860 and DD in 1866. He was elected to a Fellowship of Trinity College in 1849 and in the same year became Sub-Warden of the Scottish Episcopal seminary at Trinity College, Glenalmond. He was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1854 and in the following year became headmaster of Leeds Grammar School. He was principal of Cheltenham College from 1862 to 1868, when he was appointed Principal of King's College London. He was a residentiary canon of Worcester cathedral and then at Westminster Abbey before being made a chaplain to the Queen in 1875. He gave the Boyle Lectures in 1876–8. He was appointed Bishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia in 1884 but was unable to break his ties with England and resigned in 1889. He assisted various bishops but never had a see of his own in England. From 1891 until he died he was a canon of St George's Chapel, Windsor." [Taken from the Oxford Index.]

He officiated at the funeral of Charles Darwin in 1882: "Music by Purcell and Croft was sung, as well as an anthem composed for the occasion by the Abbey's deputy organist, J. Frederick Bridge - 'Happy the man that findeth wisdom and getteth understanding'...the service ended with the choir singing Handel funeral anthem - 'His body is buried in peace, but his name liveth forever'" [Frances Spalding, 2001: "Gwen Raverat - Friends, Family & Affections".]

The ten pallbearers at Darwin's funeral were:

* 8th Duke of Devonshire, George Campbell
* 7th Duke of Argyll, William Cavendish
* 15th Earl of Derby, Edward Stanley +
* Mr. J. Russell Lowell,
* Mr. W. Spottiswoode,
* Sir Joseph Hooker,
* Mr. A. R. Wallace,
* Professor Thomas Huxley,
* Sir John Lubbock,
* Rev. Canon Frederick Farrar +.

+ Cambridge Apostle; * FaG memorial.

The service was conducted by Canon George Prothero (1818-1894); the other eight Westminster Abbey staff present were:

Minor Canon Rev. John Henry Cheadle*, 1851 - 1908
Minor Canon Rev. John Troutbeck*, 1832-1899
Canon Thomas James Rowsell*, 1816-1894
Canon Alfred Barry*, 1826-1910
Canon Robinson Duckworth* 1834-1911
Rev. Samuel Flood Jones* (Precentor) 1826-1895
Mr. Charles St. Clare Bedford*, the Chapter Clerk, 1810-1900
J. Frederick Bridge*, organist 1844-1924

* FaG memorial

LONDON, 1st April.
The death is announced of the Right Rev.
Alfred Barry, D.D., D.C.L., D.L.D., Canon
of Windsor, who was Bishop of Sydney and
Primate of Australia from 1884 to 1889.
Dr. Barry passed away at his residence, in
the Cloisters, Windsor Castle. He was 84
years of age.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 144013705
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Alfred Barry (15 Jan 1826–1 Apr 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144013705, citing Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, City of Worcester, Worcestershire, England ; Maintained by Martin Douglas Packer (contributor 47912178) .