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SPENCER, Aubrey George, colonial Anglican bishop, born in London, England, 12 February, 1785 ; died in Torquay, England, 24 February, 1872. He was the eldest son of William Robert, who was well known in England as a wit and poet of society, and his brother, George Trevor, was bishop of Madras in 1837-'49, and chancellor of St. Paul's cathedral, London, in 1860. After receiving his education at Oxford he held several curacies in England, and was appointed archdeacon of Bermuda in 1812, bishop of Newfoundland in 1839, and bishop of Jamaica, Wisconsin, in 1843. He published a volume of "Sermons on Various Subjects" (London, 1827), and numerous fugitive poems.
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