Howley, William, Archbishop of Canterbury (1766 -1848)

William Howley was born 12 February 1766, the only son of William Howley, Vicar of Bishops Sutton and Ropley in Hampshire. He was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, where he matriculated 11 September 1783, receiving his B.A. 1787, his M.A. 1791, his B.D. and D.D. 180. He; was a Fellow and Tutor of New College, and was appointed tutor to the Prince of Orange, afterwards William II of the Netherlands. He married Mary Frances, elder daughter of John Belli of Southampton, 29 August 1805, and was elected a Fellow of Winchester College. He was installed a Canon of Christ Church, Oxford and became Professor of Divinity in Oxford in 1809. On 10 October 1813 he was consecrated Bishop of London and in July 1828 Archbishop of Canterbury. He died 11 February 1848.

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Dimensions (height x width): 38mm x 34mm
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