Arthur Edward Selwyn
SELWYN, ARTHUR EDWARD (1823-1899), Church of England clergyman, was born on 7 March 1823 at Kilmington rectory, Somerset, England, son of Rev. Townshend Selwyn, canon of Gloucester Cathedral, and his wife Charlotte Sophia, daughter of Lord George Murray, bishop of St David's, Wales. He was a cousin of Bishop G. A. Selwyn and brother of A. R. C. Selwyn. Educated at Winchester College, he arrived in Sydney in 1841 and in 1846 accompanied W. C. Mayne to the Liverpool Plains. When gazetted a magistrate in 1848 his address was Bucklebone, Namoi River.
Late in 1850 Bishop Tyrrell of Newcastle persuaded Selwyn to prepare for the ministry and in May 1851 he began training at Moreton Bay. He described the primitive conditions and onerous reading course prescribed by the bishop and complained bitterly of four months teaching at Tamworth to his fiancée Rose Elizabeth, sister of G. W. and H ...Read more at the source website