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William Guise Tucker R,N, B.A., (12 May 1812; 17 January 1885)[1] was a Church of England priest and Royal Navy chaplain. He was the inaugural Chaplain of the Fleet, serving from 1865 to 1871.

He was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge.[2] He was ordained deacon in 1835[3] and priest in 1836.[4] After a curacy at Springfield, Essex he was a Naval chaplain for 36 years, serving aboard HMS Revenge, HMS Albion and HMS Ceylon; at HM Dockyard, Malta; in Canada; at RNH Haslar; and Greenwich Hospital, London.

He died on the 17th of January 1885 at Torquay, Devon where he had been staying for his health. He was at the time the vicar of Ramsey, Essex where he had been the incumbent since 1872.[5][6]


William Guise Tucker was the son of John Tucker & his wife Mary Ann. He was baptised on the 12th of January 1813 at Moretonhampstead, Devon, England
On the 1st of Feb 1845 he married Sarah Ellen Humphris (1822-1899) in St. Mary's Church Charlton Kings, Cheltenham.
Their son was Maj. Gen. William Guise Tucker RMA., C.B. (29 Jan 1850 - 6 Dec 1906)
Press cutting : Cheltenham Chronicle 06 February 1845
Feb. 1st (1845) at St. Mary's Church by the Rev. John Tucker, incumbent of Charlton Abbots, the Rev. W. G. Tucker, R.N. to Sarah Ellen, only daughter of Mr. Humphris of Keynsham Cottage


  1. "Grave Site of Vicar William Guise Tucker (1812-1885) | BillionGraves". Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  2. Vol. vi. Square – Zupitza, 1954 p241 Online version on Internet Archive
  3. Crockford's Clerical Directory1868 London, Horace Cox, 1868
  4. ORDINATIONS. The Standard (London, England), Tuesday, June 07, 1836; Issue 2832. (462 words). British Library Newspapers, Part II: 1800–1900
  5. DEATH OF THE REV. W. GUISE TUCKER, OF RAMSEY. The Essex Standard, West Suffolk Gazette, and Eastern Counties' Advertiser (Colchester, England), Saturday, January 24, 1885; pg. 6; Issue 2824. (682 words). British Library Newspapers, Part II: 1800–1900
  6. TUCKER, Maj.-Gen. William Guise’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 27 May 2017

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