William Samuel Bambridge (19 March 1820 – 1 May 1879) was a school-teacher who accompanied George Augustus Selwyn and William Charles Cotton in the Te Waimate mission, New Zealand before returning to England where he became photographer to Queen Victoria. Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. Year 1820 ( MDCCCXX) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Year 1879 ( MDCCCLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Right Reverend George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878 was the first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand. Rev William Charles Cotton MA ( 30 January 1813 &ndash 22 June 1879) was an Anglican Priest, a Missionary This article is about the Mission in the North Island New Zealand New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Three of his sons became England international footballers. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered
Bambridge was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England, the second son of George White Bambridge and his second wife, Harriet. Windsor (ˈwɪnzə/ /ˈwɪndzə is a suburban town and tourist destination in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland His father was a professional flautist whose first wife had died within two years of their marriage. A flautist, flutist, or flute player is a Musician who plays the Flute. He had three children with Harriet who died in June 1821, shortly after the birth of her third son. George re-married in December 1848 and his third wife, Mary, bore him three children, the last of whom was born in December 1853, when George was 64. George died in September 1860. 
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William Bambridge married Sophia Thorington at Clewer on 2 November 1841. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation. This timeline of Christian missions chronicles the global expansion of Christianity through a sampling of missionary outreach events Early life James Chalmers was born in the fishing village of Ardrishaig, Argyleshire, Scotland, the only son of an Aberdonian Stonemason This article is about the Hawaiian missionary Early life John Gibson Paton was born on May 24 1824 in a farm cottage at Braehead Kirkmahoe Dumfriesshire, Scotland. John Coleridge Patteson ( April 1, 1827 - September 20, 1871) was an Anglican Bishop and Martyr. Florence Selina Harriet Young ( 10 October 1856 - 28 May 1940) was a New Zealand -born Missionary who established the Betsey Stockton was an educator and missionary She was born in slavery in the USA about the year 1798 and died October 24 1865. For others named Don Richardson see Don Richardson (disambiguation Don Richardson (born 1935 is a Canadian Christian The London Missionary Society was a non-denominational Missionary society formed in England in 1795 by evangelical Anglicans and The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM was the first American Christian foreign mission agency The Church Mission Society, known as the Church Missionary Society in Australia and New Zealand is a group of evangelistic societies working with the Anglican Church BMS World Mission is a Christian Missionary society founded by Baptists from England around 1792. Clewer (also known as Clewer Village) is an ecclesiastical Parish and region of Windsor making up three wards of the Royal Borough of Windsor Events 1570 - A Tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1000 For the game see 1841 (board game. Year 1841 ( MDCCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link Bambridge had trained as a teacher and was recruited by Selwyn who had recently been appointed as the first bishop for New Zealand. The Right Reverend George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878 was the first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand. Selwyn had been a tutor at Eton College and recruited most of the other clergy and ordinards from the surrounding area of Eton and Windsor to accompany him on his mission. Eton College, or just Eton, is a world-famous British Independent school for boys founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. The party also included William Charles Cotton who had been appointed as chaplain. Rev William Charles Cotton MA ( 30 January 1813 &ndash 22 June 1879) was an Anglican Priest, a Missionary A chaplain is typically a Priest, Pastor, ordained Deacon, Rabbi, Imam or other member of the Clergy serving a group of The missionary party of 23 members set sail from Plymouth late on 26 December 1841 on board the barque Tomatin. Plymouth ( is a city and unitary authority area on the coast of Devon, England about south west of London. Events 1481 - Battle of Westbrook - Holland defeats troops of Utrecht. For the game see 1841 (board game. Year 1841 ( MDCCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link A barque, barc, or bark is a type of sailing vessel History of the term The word barc appears to have come from Celtic languages In April 1842 the Tomatin arrived in Sydney. South Sydney redirects here This article is about the local government area The boat was damaged by a rock on entering their landing place and, rather than wait for its repair, some of the party, including Selwyn, Cotton and Bambridge, set sail for New Zealand on the brig Bristolian on 19 May. In nautical terms, a brig is a vessel with two square-rigged masts Events 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships 110 men and They arrived in Auckland on 30 May. The Auckland metropolitan area or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following After spending some time as guests of Captain William Hobson, the first Governor of New Zealand, they set sail for the Bay of Islands on the schooner Wave on 12 June, arriving on 20 June. Captain William Hobson RN ( 26 September 1792 – 10 September 1842) was the first Governor of New The Governor-General of New Zealand (Te Kawana Tianara o Aotearoa is the representative of the Sovereign in right of New Zealand (currently Queen The Bay of Islands is an area in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand. A schooner (ˈskuːnɚ is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts Schooners were first used by the Events 1381 - Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath. Events 451 - Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius ' defeats Attila the Hun. 
Selwyn had decided to set up residence at the Waimate Mission Station, some 15 miles (24 km) inland from Paihia where the Church Missionary Society had established a settlement 11 years earlier. This article is about the Mission in the North Island New Zealand Paihia is the main tourist town in the Bay of Islands in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. The Church Mission Society, known as the Church Missionary Society in Australia and New Zealand is a group of evangelistic societies working with the Anglican Church Waimate was to be the Anglican ecclesiastical centre for the whole of New Zealand, and to that end Selwyn had planned for the training of ordinands; a school for Maori and missionary children; farming and agriculture; workshops for printing and carpentry, all with a view to becoming self-supporting, and all to be under the name of St John's College. St John's College, an institution known formally as The Master Fellows and Scholars of the College of St John the Evangelist in the University of Cambridge is a It was to become a power house to fuel the spread of the Gospel throughout New Zealand and the islands beyond. This article is about the canonical books of the New Testament Bambridge spent his days in the schoolroom teaching reading, writing, arithmetic, drawing, singing and religious knowledge. His contributions to Cotton's journal testify to his beautiful copperplate hand writing and facility in drawing. Copperplate refers to the use of inscribed sheets of copper in printing
Like his father, Bambridge was a keen musician and a flautist of some competence; with other members of the party they entertained the missionaries with chamber music. Bambridge was also an accomplished artist and recorded the Mission buildings, occupants, scenery and activities by drawing and water colour.
In July 1842, Sophia gave birth to her first child, also called William Samuel with George Frederic being born in April 1844. 
Later in 1844 Selwyn decided to move some 160 miles (257 km) south to Tamaki near Auckland where he bought 450 acres (1. Volcano To the west of the suburb is Mount Wellington, a 137-metre volcanic The Auckland metropolitan area or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country 8 km²) of land, giving it the name of Bishop's Auckland. The party left on 23 October and arrived in Auckland on 17 November. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Events 284 - Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers William and Sophia's third child, Sophia Esther, was born in August 1846 at Purewa. By now, Sophia was struggling with the rigours of life in the mission and was longing to return to England. Eventually, Selwyn was persuaded to release Bambridge from his contract and the family finally left New Zealand in December 1847, together with Cotton, arriving back in England in May 1848. 
Shortly after arriving back in England, Bambridge joined the studio of William Fox Talbot in the castle at Windsor. William Henry Fox Talbot (11 February 1800 – 17 September 1877 was the inventor of the negative / positive photographic process the precursor to most photographic processes of Windsor Castle, in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, is the largest inhabited Castle in the world and dating back to the time of In 1854, he was appointed the Royal Photographer to Queen Victoria, remaining in the Queen's employment for 14 years. Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland His subjects include not only members of the Royal family and their pets but also still life, scenes from the Royal hunts etc. Many of his photographs are now housed in the Royal Collection. Bambridge used the wet collodion process invented by Frederick Scott Archer on glass plate negatives. Collodion is a solution of Nitrocellulose in ether or Acetone, sometimes with the addition of Alcohols Its generic name is pyroxylin solution For people named Fred Archer (including the unrelated 20th-century photographer see Fred Archer.
One striking photograph in the collection is a portrait of Hare Pomare, a Māori chief who was visiting Windsor shortly after the death of Prince Albert. This article discusses the Māori people of New Zealand For their language see Māori language, and for other meanings see Māori (disambiguation. During the visit, the chief's wife gave birth and Queen Victoria was godmother at the christening of the child, named Albert Victor Pomare. Bambridge was called on to photograph the christening.  Hare Pomare was also to feature in the works of William Strutt. William Strutt ( 3 July 1825 – 3 January 1915 was an English artist 
Bambridge died in Wandsworth, London in May 1879 and is buried in Clewer churchyard, along with his brother George, and his father. This article refers only to the town of Wandsworth For the wider area generally referred to as Wandsworth see the separate article on London Borough of Wandsworth. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Clewer (also known as Clewer Village) is an ecclesiastical Parish and region of Windsor making up three wards of the Royal Borough of Windsor His death certificate states that he died from "Exhaustion and Paralysis".
William and Sophia had six children, of whom the latter three sons were all born at Windsor between 1849 and 1861. All the sons were keen footballers; the three younger sons all joined the local Swifts team from where they were selected to play for the England national team. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Swifts Football Club were a Football team based in Slough, England. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football The eldest of the three, Ernest, made only one appearance for his country whilst his younger brothers, Charles and Arthur played 18 and 3 times respectively for England. Ernest Henry Bambridge ( 16 May 1848 &ndash 16 October 1917) was an English footballer who made one appearance as a Edward Charles Bambridge ( 30 July 1858 &ndash 8 November 1935) was an English footballer who made eighteen appearances Arthur Leopold Bambridge ( 16 June 1861 &ndash 27 November 1923) was an English footballer who made three appearances either Charles was the first player to score ten international goals for England and was twice appointed England's captain.
The first born son, William Samuel became Professor of Music and Organist at Marlborough College and named his home in the town of Marlborough, "The Waimate". Marlborough College is an English independent, Co-educational Boarding school in the county of Wiltshire. Marlborough ( IPA /ˈmɔːlbrə/ " Maul bruh" is a market town in the English county of Wiltshire on the Old Bath Road His only son, William Herbert Bambridge, died at Béthune, France in the First World War. Béthune (Betun is a city and commune of northern France, sous-préfecture of the Pas-de-Calais département This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All
The second son, George Frederic became Secretary to Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh. Alfred Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Alfred Ernest Albert 6 August 1844 &ndash 30 July 1900 was the third Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha reigning between 1893 and 1900 His son George Louis St Clair Bambridge married Elsie, daughter of Rudyard Kipling. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 was an English Author and poet
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Missionary and photographer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||19 March 1820|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Windsor England|
|DATE OF DEATH||1 May 1879|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Wandsworth England|