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Patteson, John Coleridge (1827-71), Bishop of Melanesia, was the son of Justice Patteson and a great-nephew of S. T. Coleridge. He was educated at Eton and Oxford, and in 1855 accompanied Bishop Selwyn to the Melanesian Islands, of which he became bishop in 1861. His life was one of unwearied devotion both to the spiritual and physical wants of the natives. He was murdered by the inhabitants of one of the Santa Cruz group, who apparently mistook his ship for that of a kidnapping party.