Cornwallis, Frederick, Archbishop of Canterbury (1713 -1783)

Frederick Cornwallis was the seventh son of Charles 4th Lord Cornwallis. Born 22 February 1713, twin brother of General Edward Cornwallis, he was educated at Eton and Christ’s College, Cambridge, took his B.A. in 1736; became a Fellow of his College in 1740 and was Rector of Chelmondiston in Suffolk and Tittleshall St Mary in Norfolk; Canon of Windsor 21 May 1746 and Prebend of Lincoln in 1747. He was made Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry 19 February 1750. He married 8 February 1759 Caroline, daughter of Willaim Townshend, but had no children. He was made Archbishop of Canterbury 23 August 1768, and died 19 March 1783.

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Cornwallis, Frederick, Archbishop of Canterbury (1713 - 1783) (Stamp 1) Arms: An archiepiscopal staff headed with a cross patty surmounted by a pall charged with four crosses patty fitchy
Impalement: Gutty [d’eau] on a fess three Cornish choughs
Heraldic Charges: Cornish choughs (3), Heraldic Charges: cross patty, Heraldic Charges: crosses patty (4), Heraldic Charges: fess, on a, Heraldic Charges: goutty d’eau, Heraldic Charges: pall, Heraldic Charges: staff, archiepiscopal