Broughton, William G, Dd

Broughton, William G., D.D.

a minister of the Church of England, was bishop of Sydney and metropolitan of Australia. After an absence from England of seventeen years, he returned to perfect a system of Church government for the colonies. In 1829, while chaplain of the Tower of London, he was offered the archdeaconry of New South Wales by the prime-minister. He had supervision over fourteen government chaplains in 1837. In the previous year he was ordained bishop, and in 1847 was made metropolitan. He organized a board of missions in 1850 for the spread of the Gospel in the islands of the Southern Pacific. He died in London, February 20, 1853, aged sixty-three. His life was simple and devout. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1853, page 158.

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