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Vicar Welby And Canterbury?

August 11, 2013 4 comments

I have not been able to establish a connection with the current Archbishop of Canterbury, but that does not necessarily mean there is none.

Vicar Welby was born in Tollerton, Nottinghamshire and he married Jennie Brown [1896-1972]. They had a son Peter Edin Brown Welby. I am not sure whether Peter was an only child.
Vicar Welby’s father was Abraham Adlard Welby [he was born in Uttoxeter, became rector of Tollerton and died in 1923].

His mother was Bertha Sobranoa – she was born in India and died in 1928 at the age of 82.
Vicar Welby’s grandfather, Aldard Welby, was born in Lincolnshire, became a solicitor, married Clara Flint and died before the turn of the 19th century when well into his 80s.
Vicar Welby had at least three brothers and two sisters. One of his brothers was Richard Martin Welby – Richard’s wife was Euphemia Welby [1891-1987] and I understand that she gave distinguished service during WW2, being Supt. of the Women’s Royal Naval Service [WRNS] from June 1939. She became a CBE on 01/01/1944.

The Archbishop’s website states that his father’s family were German Jewish immigrants who moved to England to escape anti-Semitism in the late 19th century, and integrated quickly. Note well, his British ancestors, on his mother’s side, include several clergymen.


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