Anthony Watson (bishop)

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Anthony Watson (died 1605) was an English bishop.

Life[edit]

He was born in Durham. He was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, where he matriculated in 1567, graduated B.A. in 1572, becoming a Fellow, and graduated M.A. in 1575.[1]

He was rector of Cheam from 1581, presented by John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley. He continued to reside there for the rest of his life.[2][3] At that point Nonsuch Palace belonged to Lumley, and Watson wrote a significant Latin description of it,[4] from the 1580s, and surviving in manuscript. In 1592 Lumley presented him as rector of Storrington.[5]

He became Lord High Almoner in 1595, and Bishop of Chichester in 1596.[5][6] He participated in the Hampton Court Conference of 1604.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Watson, Anthony (WT567A)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ http://www.sutton.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1898
  3. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=45375
  4. ^ Magnificae at plane regiae domus quae vulgo vocatur Nonesuch brevis et vera descriptio, published Garden Hist, 27(1), 1999, 168–178, ISSN 0307-1243.
  5. ^ a b Dictionary of National Biography, article Watson, Anthony.
  6. ^ http://www.diochi.org.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=about.content&cmid=63
  7. ^ http://www.icons.org.uk/theicons/collection/king-james-bible/features/hampton-court
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Bickley
Bishop of Chichester
1596–1605
Succeeded by
Lancelot Andrewes