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Henry Alexander Douglas progressed from being Vicar of the Church of St Margaret of Antioch, in Abbotsley, now in Cambridgeshire, but in an area formerly known as Huntingdon, via South Africa to becoming Bishop of Bombay.
I have known of him for a while, but have not been able to piece together his full story. Yesterday, another fact emerged.
I was attending a family service in the church of St Margaret of Antioch, which sits in the village of Abbotsley. The earliest record of a church on the site is in about 1138, but the earliest surviving fabric in the present church dates from about 1300–10. Although the church is now vested in the Churches Conservation Trust, its chancel is still used as a parish church.
At the corners of the tower there are statues of kings. These are said to represent the English kings Harold and William the Conqueror, and the Scottish kings Macbeth and Malcolm III. The Kings of Scotland were also Earls of Huntingdon.
However, this window adds nothing to my knowledge of the Bishop, his ministry or his family.
Perhaps others can help?
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