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Roger Bede VAUGHAN

Archbishop 1877-1883

Born on 9 Jan 1834, Courtfield in Herefordshire England in the parish of Courtfield. (Newport & Menevia Diocese)

His father was John Francis Vaughan and his mother was Elizabeth Louise Rolls.

He was educated at Private Boarding School, Monmouth; Tuition at home because of ill-health; Benedictine School of St Gregory Downside, and attended Seminary at Downside Abbey; Rome.
He was ordained on 9 Apr 1859, St John Lateran Rome by Cardinal Patrizi VG and incardinated in the Order of St Benedict.

He was elected as Bishop on 5 Feb 1873 as Titular Archbishop of Nazianzan; Coadjutor Archbishop of Sydney. He was consecrated (ordained as Bishop) on 19 Mar 1873 in Liverpool England by Cardinal Henry E Manning (Consecrating Bishop) the Archbishop of Westminster. He was assisted by Bishop Robert Cornthwaite, the Bishop of Beverley, and Bishop James Chadwick, the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.

He subsequently succeeded as Archbishop of Sydney on 16 March 1877.

He died on 18 Aug 1883, Ince-Blundell, and is buried in Ince-Blundell; moved to St Michael's Church Belmont; finally interred in the Crypt of St Mary’s, Cathedral, Sydney.

During his lifetime, he was Mission - attached to St Gregory's Downside; Staff - St Michael's House of Studies Belmont; Prior of the Diocesan Chapter, Newport and Menevia; Superior Belmont 1862-1873.

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