Frederick Cyril Nugent Hicks , Rt Rev

Frederick Cyril Nugent Hicks , Rt Rev

b: 28 JUN 1872
d:
From the Churchill Papers:

CHAR 2/142/14, Letter from Canon Nugent Hicks (The Vicarage, Brighton,
[Sussex]) to WSC inviting CSC and WSC to open his parish bazaar. 14 Jul 1925


From The Times, 17 May 1951

Chapel refurnished in Lincoln Cathedral
Memorial to Bishop Hicks
From our correspondent, Lincoln May 16.

Furnishings in the chapel of St Mary Magdalen in Lincoln Cathedral, givin in memory of Bishop Nugent Hicks (1933-42) were dedicated at evensong to-day by the Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Rev Maurice Harland. Mr L S Amery, who was at Harrow with Bishop Hicks over 60 years ago, referred to his unselfishness, his supreme gift of friendship, and his loyalty "above all to the Church to which he dedicated his life." Mr Amery added that the unsurpassed splendour of Lincoln Cathedral provided a fitting background for the closing years of such a life.
Before going to Lincoln, Bishop Hicks held the see of Gibraltar, making many friendships among dignitaries of the Churches of Europe. These were shown by the presence at to-day's ceremony of the Most Rev Archbishop Savas, of the Orthodox Church of Poland; Father James Virvos, of the Greek Orthodox Church; and Father Galdau, of the Orthodox Church of Rumania.


From The Times, 22 May 1951

Bishop Nugent Hicks

To the Editor of the Times

Sir, - The dedication of the memorial to Bishop Nugent Hicks in Lincoln Cathedral on May 16, which was recorded in The Times on the following day, will have recalled grateful memories of him to a host of his old friends. Had it been possible, they would have loved to be present at the ceremony and to hear the word-picture of him drawn by Mr Amery, who had known him longest and best of them all. The bishop's unselfishness was one of the characteristics upon which the speaker laid stress. Indeed, it would be true to say that he was one of the most completely self-effacing of men. "There is no limit to the good which every one can do if he does not care in the least who gets the credit for it." This is what someone has said; Nugent Hicks lived it. Moreover, he had strong qualities of mind and considerable learning. His experience and his judgement of men and things were such that his counsel was not seldom sought and acted upon by persons in high place and responsibility. Like many quiet souls he could speak out his mind with force and courage when occasion demanded. A holy and humble man of heart, he blessed the Lord much, and magnified himself no at all.

Yours faithfully,
H Costley-White
The Deanery, Gloucester.


From www,affirmingcatholicism.org.uk 1996

"In the Spring of 1937 Michael Ramsey, then a young lecturer from Lincoln Theological College, gave a course of addresses in Holy Week in Lincoln Cathedral. It is reported that the Bishop, a down-to-earth man by the name of Nugent Hicks, could not really understand what Ramsey was talking about and, as a consequence, felt that Ramsey ought to have a bit more contact with the ordinary people. A few months afterwards he found himself being appointed to a curacy in Boston. Some time later, Ramsey was asked whether he had indeed been unintelligible or whether the problem was just that the bishop was a bad listener. Ramsey replied, 'I kept saying yes is no and no is yes."
His life


Right Rev Frederick Cyril Nugent Hicks,

Son of Agnes Nugent Ayrton
Grandson of Frederick Ayrton, an engineer and army officer who spent most of his life abroad in India, Aden and Egypt.
Great grandson of Frederick Ayrton (born 1812), a lawyer who died in India and was the brother of Matilda Adriana Chaplin (neé Matilda Adriana Ayrton).

From Family Historian research:

Fact
Date: 1885
Note: Scholarship to Harrow
Fact
Date: between 1891 and 1895
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Balliol College, Oxford University. Second class in Mods followed two years later by First class Literature BA and Liddon studentship (£100pa for 2 years)
Fact
Date: between 1897 and 1898
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Ordained Deacon - ordained Priest a year late
Fact
Date: between 1897 and 1909
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Tutor at Keeble College, Oxford
Fact
Date: 1908
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Ox Commiss Bomba[y]
Fact
Date: between 1909 and 1920
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Principal of Bishop's College, Cheshunt
Fact
Date: between 1913 and 1924
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: General Secretary, Central Advisory Council of Training for the Ministry
Fact
Date: between 1914 and 1924
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Hon Canon of St Albans
Fact
Date: 1915
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Ox Commiss Nyas[a]
Fact
Date: between 1915 and 1924
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Commiss. N. Rhodesi[a]
Fact
Date: between 1921 and 1924
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Rector of Toddington and Proc Conv St Alban[s]
Fact
Date: 1924
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Vicar of Brighto[n]
Fact 14
Date: between 1933 and 1942
Note: Bishop of Lincoln (NB: The Bishop from 1910 to 1920 was Edward Lee Hicks - no relation?)

His wife Kathleen wrote an account of their life “From Rock to Tower Memories with Reflections” which was published in 1948. See Introduction – Publications, and he has a memorial in Lincoln Cathedral.
Biography
From the Churchill Papers:

CHAR 2/142/14, Letter from Canon Nugent Hicks (The Vicarage, Brighton,
[Sussex]) to WSC inviting CSC and WSC to open his parish bazaar. 14 Jul 1925


From The Times, 17 May 1951

Chapel refurnished in Lincoln Cathedral
Memorial to Bishop Hicks
From our correspondent, Lincoln May 16.

Furnishings in the chapel of St Mary Magdalen in Lincoln Cathedral, givin in memory of Bishop Nugent Hicks (1933-42) were dedicated at evensong to-day by the Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Rev Maurice Harland. Mr L S Amery, who was at Harrow with Bishop Hicks over 60 years ago, referred to his unselfishness, his supreme gift of friendship, and his loyalty "above all to the Church to which he dedicated his life." Mr Amery added that the unsurpassed splendour of Lincoln Cathedral provided a fitting background for the closing years of such a life.
Before going to Lincoln, Bishop Hicks held the see of Gibraltar, making many friendships among dignitaries of the Churches of Europe. These were shown by the presence at to-day's ceremony of the Most Rev Archbishop Savas, of the Orthodox Church of Poland; Father James Virvos, of the Greek Orthodox Church; and Father Galdau, of the Orthodox Church of Rumania.


From The Times, 22 May 1951

Bishop Nugent Hicks

To the Editor of the Times

Sir, - The dedication of the memorial to Bishop Nugent Hicks in Lincoln Cathedral on May 16, which was recorded in The Times on the following day, will have recalled grateful memories of him to a host of his old friends. Had it been possible, they would have loved to be present at the ceremony and to hear the word-picture of him drawn by Mr Amery, who had known him longest and best of them all. The bishop's unselfishness was one of the characteristics upon which the speaker laid stress. Indeed, it would be true to say that he was one of the most completely self-effacing of men. "There is no limit to the good which every one can do if he does not care in the least who gets the credit for it." This is what someone has said; Nugent Hicks lived it. Moreover, he had strong qualities of mind and considerable learning. His experience and his judgement of men and things were such that his counsel was not seldom sought and acted upon by persons in high place and responsibility. Like many quiet souls he could speak out his mind with force and courage when occasion demanded. A holy and humble man of heart, he blessed the Lord much, and magnified himself no at all.

Yours faithfully,
H Costley-White
The Deanery, Gloucester.


From www,affirmingcatholicism.org.uk 1996

"In the Spring of 1937 Michael Ramsey, then a young lecturer from Lincoln Theological College, gave a course of addresses in Holy Week in Lincoln Cathedral. It is reported that the Bishop, a down-to-earth man by the name of Nugent Hicks, could not really understand what Ramsey was talking about and, as a consequence, felt that Ramsey ought to have a bit more contact with the ordinary people. A few months afterwards he found himself being appointed to a curacy in Boston. Some time later, Ramsey was asked whether he had indeed been unintelligible or whether the problem was just that the bishop was a bad listener. Ramsey replied, 'I kept saying yes is no and no is yes." His life


Right Rev Frederick Cyril Nugent Hicks,

Son of Agnes Nugent Ayrton
Grandson of Frederick Ayrton, an engineer and army officer who spent most of his life abroad in India, Aden and Egypt.
Great grandson of Frederick Ayrton (born 1812), a lawyer who died in India and was the brother of Matilda Adriana Chaplin (neé Matilda Adriana Ayrton).

From Family Historian research:

Fact
Date: 1885
Note: Scholarship to Harrow
Fact
Date: between 1891 and 1895
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Balliol College, Oxford University. Second class in Mods followed two years later by First class Literature BA and Liddon studentship (£100pa for 2 years)
Fact
Date: between 1897 and 1898
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Ordained Deacon - ordained Priest a year late
Fact
Date: between 1897 and 1909
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Tutor at Keeble College, Oxford
Fact
Date: 1908
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Ox Commiss Bomba[y]
Fact
Date: between 1909 and 1920
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Principal of Bishop's College, Cheshunt
Fact
Date: between 1913 and 1924
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: General Secretary, Central Advisory Council of Training for the Ministry
Fact
Date: between 1914 and 1924
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Hon Canon of St Albans
Fact
Date: 1915
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Ox Commiss Nyas[a]
Fact
Date: between 1915 and 1924
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Commiss. N. Rhodesi[a]
Fact
Date: between 1921 and 1924
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Rector of Toddington and Proc Conv St Alban[s]
Fact
Date: 1924
Source: [S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Note: Vicar of Brighto[n]
Fact 14
Date: between 1933 and 1942
Note: Bishop of Lincoln (NB: The Bishop from 1910 to 1920 was Edward Lee Hicks - no relation?)

His wife Kathleen wrote an account of their life “From Rock to Tower Memories with Reflections” which was published in 1948. See Introduction – Publications, and he has a memorial in Lincoln Cathedral.
Facts
  • 28 JUN 1872 - Birth - ; Dunstable
  • 1885 - Fact -
  • BET 1891 AND 1895 - Fact -
  • BET 1897 AND 1898 - Fact -
  • BET 1897 AND 1909 - Fact -
  • 1908 - Fact -
  • BET 1909 AND 1920 - Fact -
  • BET 1913 AND 1924 - Fact -
  • BET 1914 AND 1924 - Fact -
  • 1915 - Fact -
  • BET 1915 AND 1924 - Fact -
  • BET 1921 AND 1924 - Fact -
  • 1924 - Fact -
  • BET 1933 AND 1942 - Fact 14 -
  • Nobility Title - Rev
Ancestors
   
 
 
Charles Cyril Hicks , Dr
1832 - ABT OCT 1894
  
  
  
 
  
 
  
Frederick Ayrton
20 MAR 1812 - 20 JUN 1873
 
 
Agnes Nugent Ayrton
31 MAY 1834 - 24 APR 1907
  
  
  
Margaret Hicks
1808 - 12 SEP 1873
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Charles Cyril Hicks , Dr
Birth1832
DeathABT OCT 1894
Marriage29 APR 1871to Agnes Nugent Ayrton
FatherRobert Denby Hicks
MotherBrazier
PARENT (F) Agnes Nugent Ayrton
Birth31 MAY 1834
Death24 APR 1907
Marriage29 APR 1871to Charles Cyril Hicks , Dr
FatherFrederick Ayrton
MotherMargaret Hicks
CHILDREN
MFrederick Cyril Nugent Hicks , Rt Rev
Birth28 JUN 1872Dunstable
Death
Marriage29 JUN 1904to Kathleen Savage at Keeble College Chapel. Married by Wigram? - Warden of Keeble and Dean of Manchester
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Frederick Cyril Nugent Hicks , Rt Rev
Birth28 JUN 1872Dunstable
Death
Marriage29 JUN 1904to Kathleen Savage at Keeble College Chapel. Married by Wigram? - Warden of Keeble and Dean of Manchester
FatherCharles Cyril Hicks , Dr
MotherAgnes Nugent Ayrton
PARENT (F) Kathleen Savage
Birth
Death
Marriage29 JUN 1904to Frederick Cyril Nugent Hicks , Rt Rev at Keeble College Chapel. Married by Wigram? - Warden of Keeble and Dean of Manchester
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
Evidence
[S27909] 'Crockfords Clerical Directory' 1926
Descendancy Chart