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Thomason Sherer Hutchinson

Thomason Sherer Hutchinson
Born: 1845 London
Died: 1922 London
George Hutchinson 1793-1852
Elizabeth Harrington Thomason 1811-1894
Elizabeth Montier Hutchinson 1830-
Frances Mary Grant Hutchinson 1834-1913
Jane Georgiana Hutchinson 1833-
William Montgomery Hutchinson
Grace Anne Hutchinson
Henry Stephen Hutchinson
Robert Colin Hutchinson
James Bird Hutchinson 1844-
Emily Catherine Montgomery Hutchinson 1848-
Amy Laura Hutchinson 1850-
Evelyn Dora Hutchinson 1853-
Fanny Touch 1859-1950

Thomason Sherer Hutchinson was born on 27 December 1845 in London, the son of Lieut-Colonel George Hutchinson of the Bengal Engineers 1793-1852 and his second wife Elizabeth Harrington Thomason 1811-1894. They retired to live at Ross House, Clarence Square in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

He attended Cheltenham College as a day boy, where he became Senior (Mathematical) Scholar in 1861. He won a scholarship in 1865 to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1869, being listed as 9th Senior Optime, and Master of Arts in 1872 (1).

He did not follow his father and elder brother James Bird Hutchinson into a military career, but became a clergyman. He was ordained deacon in 1870 at Canterbury and priest there in the following year.

The Reverend Thomason Sherer Hutchinson was curate of Nonington in Kent from 1870 to 1873, and of Bridge in the same county from 1873 to 1874. In 1874 he emigrated to New Zealand, where he was curate of Collingwood from 1874 to 1877.

He then returned to England, and was curate of Christ Church in High Harrogate form 1877 to 1880, and Chaplain of the Lock Chapel in London from 1880 to 1881, when he was became Secretary of the London City Mission until his death in 1922 (2).

In 1885 he married Fanny Touch at Paddington in London. She was born in 1859 in Nagpur, Central India (3).

In 1890 he was living at 13 Aldridge Road Villas, Westbourne Park in London (4).

The Reverend Thomason Sherer Hutchinson MA died on 29 April 1922 in London (5).

His wife Fanny Hutchinson died in Surrey in 1950 aged 91 years.


(1) Cheltenham College Register 1841-1890 edited by A.A. Hunter (1890) page 183.
(2) Alumni Cantabrigienses Part II 1752-1900 volume 3 (1947) page 505.
(3) No children were recorded in the 1911 Census Return. His sister-in-law Mary Johnston Hay Touch was then staying with him and his wife. She was unmarried and was born in 1861 in Madras, India.
(4) Cheltenham College Register 1841-1890 edited by A.A. Hunter (1890) page 183.
(5) His obituary was published in The Times dated 2 May 1922.