Joseph Dinzey
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Joseph Dinzey (abt. 1833 - 1919)

Rev Joseph Dinzey
Born about in Gustavia, Saint-Barthélemy, Guadeloupemap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at about age 86 in Norwell, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Joseph was born in St Bartholomew, West Indies in 1833 to Richard Dinzey and Eliza Petersen.[1]

Joseph Dinzey was sent at the age of fourteen to Burlington College in New Jersey, U.S.A., to complete his preparatory education. This was an Anglican boy's boarding school and he remained at the school for four years. In 1853 he entered St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, England to prepare for the Ministry.

Joseph Dinzey returned to the West Indies and was nominated assistant curate of St. George's Church in St. Kitts. He was ordained priest on August 19th, 1858 and one year later received his license as Curator of Christ Church, Nicola Town and St. Mary's Church, Cayon on the island of St. Kitts. He left his post after one year and then moved to St. John's Church, Antiqua as curate of St. Lukes Chapel.

The Reverend Joseph Dinzey is now remembered as the founder of the Compton Anglican Girls College in Compton County Quebec (1874-1884).

By 1900. he was married to a Louisa, and living in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[2]


  1. "Caribbean Births and Baptisms, 1590-1928," database, FamilySearch ( : 29 December 2014), Joseph Dinzey, 18 May 1833; citing St Bartholomew, West Indies, reference ; FHL microfilm 596,986.
  2. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 6 March 2015), Joseph Dinzey, Precinct 9 Boston city Ward 11, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 19B, family 367, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,681.
  • Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Joseph Dinzey, 27 Nov 1919; citing Death, Norwell, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 27, page 380, State Archives, Boston.
  • Fact: Christening (17 Dec 1833) Paternoster Row Wesleyan Methodist Registry, London, England
  • Fact: Occupation Reverend
  • "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch ( : modified 29 November 2018, 01:12), entry for Joseph Dinzey(PID; contributed by various users.

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United States Census, 1900

birth: May 1836 West Indies residence: 1900 Boston city, Suffolk, Massachusetts census: 1900 Boston city, Suffolk, Massachusetts spouse: Louisa V Dinzey children: Amy W Dinzey, Ethel M Dinzey

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