September 16, 1837, Canterbury, England.

June 19, 1924, Oswestry, England.

St. Andrew’s Church, Welsh Frankton, Shropshire, England.


Oswald was the youngest son of Robert Mosley Feilden, Rector of Bebington, Cheshire. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church College, Oxford (graduated 1859). In 1861, he was ordained at St. Asaph in 1861, and became assistant Curate at Whittington, Shropshire, under William How. In 1865, he was appointed Perpetual Curate of Welsh Frankton, Shropshire.

In addition to his pastoral duties, Feilden was a keen botanist, and was president of the Offa Field Club (a local botanical group formed in 1888), and was responsible for much of the data and population work on wild flowers in the locality. His colleague Thomas Diamond published Flora of Oswestry, their account of the botany of the area, in 1891, though it seems Feilden was the botanist while Diamond was the collator. The book included the first recording of Mountain Everlasting (Antennaria dioica) on Llanymynech Hill, Juniper (Juniperus communis) at Carregybig and Creeping Willow (Salix repens) at Glopa.

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