George Druce Wynne OMMANNEY (1819–1902)
His wife Mrs Ellen Catherine OMMANNEY, née Ricketts
St Mary Magdalen section: Row 54, Grave C54
awaiting the Resurrection
the body of
Rev. George D. W. Ommanney, M.A.
Prebendary of Wells
[BORN … ?6] 1819
[DIED APRIL … 1895]
George Druce Wynne Ommanney
He was born on April 12th 1819
and died on April 20th 1902
See also the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry for George Druce
Wynne Ommanney, Church of England clergyman and theologian
George Druce Wynne Ommanney was born in Westminster, London on 12 April 1819 and baptised at St Clement Danes Church there on 18 June. He was the eighth and youngest son of Sir Francis Molyneux Ommanney and Georgiana Frances Hawkes, who were married at St Clement Danes Church, Westminster on 16 October 1801.
He was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge.
In Keynsham, Somerset in the second quarter of 1859, George Druce Wynne Ommanney married Ellen Catherine Ricketts, who was born in Keynsham. They had no children.
At the time of the 1871 census, when he was curate of Whitchurch, Somerset, Ommanney (51) and Ellen (30) were living at the Elms, Brislington with two servants; and in 1881, when he was Vicar of Draycot, Somerset, they were at the Vicarage, Cheddar.
By 1891 George and Ellen had moved to Oxford and were living at 29 Beaumont Street (right).
Mrs Ommanney died the following year:
† Mrs Ellen Ommanney née Ricketts died at 29 Beaumont Street at the age of 76 in April 1895, and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 11 April (burial recorded in St Mary Magdalen parish register).
In 1901 George was still at 29 Beaumont Street, with his niece Miss Ellen Ommanney (42) as his companion. He died the next year:
† George Druce Wynne Ommanney died at 29 Beaumont Street on 20 April 1902 at the age of 83, and was buried with his wife in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 23 April (burial recorded in St Mary Magdalen parish register).
His obituary in The Times of 22 April 1902 read:
Prebendary George Druce Wynne Ommanney, who died on Sunday at Beaumont-street, Oxford, aged 83, was formerly scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge, from which he graduated in 1843 as a Senior Optime and with a second class in the Classical Tripos. He was admitted to holy orders (deacon 1842, priest 1843) by Dr. Kaye, Bishop of Lincoln. He was curate of Edwinstowe, Notts (1843–49), of Cameley, Somerset (1849–52), of Aldbourne, Wilts (1852–55), of Woodborough, Wilts (1857–58), and of Whitchurch, Somerset (1852–75). From 1858 to 1863 he was vicar of Queen Charlton, near Bristol, and from 1875 to 1888 was vicar of Draycot Somerset. Lord Arthur Harvey, Bishop of Bath and Wells, appointed him to the prebend of Whitchurch in Wells Cathedral in 1884. Prebendary Ommanney was the author of a number of works dealing chiefly with the Athanasian Creed.
His wealth at death was £10,173 5s. 5d.
See also the adjoining grave of his nephew, Erasmus Austin Ommanney (1850–1938)