Guyana History: Lord Bishop William Piercy Austin (1807 – 1892) of British Guiana – By Dmitri Allicock

Bishop William Piercy Austin

— By Dmitri Allicock

Honoring our heritage must be as natural as breathing for it is indeed the foundation on which you stand. Many great individuals of early British Guiana have been lost to the fog of history but the legacy of Anglican Bishop Dr. William Piercy Austin lives on in Guyana. Bishop William Piercy Austin’s ideas and diligent contributions gave rise to the academic pursuits in Guyana for which he is recognized as one of the most outstanding individuals in the history of the Colony of    British Guiana.     

William Piercy Austin was born at a small inn in Stone, Stafford, England, on the November 7, 1807. He was a son of William Austin {1759-1817} and Mehetabel Piercy {1782-1852} of Plantation Land of Plenty, in Essequibo, and in his youth spent some years in the colony. He was educated at Hyde Abbey School, near Winchester, from whence he proceeded to Exeter College, Oxford .

[Read More  – REBLOGGED from entry on Guyanese Online August 2, 2013]

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 12/02/2020 at 3:08 pm

    Like you, my sister and I decided it was better to be safe than sorry and decided against having our traditional Thanksgiving family dinner. I’ve also been watching TV series–the most recent being The Crown (Netflix) and The Undoing (HBO)–but haven’t yet seen the two that you’ve mentioned. I’ll check them out.

  • geoffburrowes  On 12/02/2020 at 7:00 pm

    I love our history,which was never taught in school, when I was at school at any rate. This article appears to be very well researched and told.

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