Brownlow North

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This article is about the bishop. For the evangelist, see Brownlow North (evangelist).
Brownlow North
Portrait of Brownlow North by Tilly Kettle.
Portrait of Brownlow North by Tilly Kettle.
Born 1741 (1741)
Died 1820 (1821) (aged 79)
Occupation British bishop

Brownlow North (1741–1820) was a bishop of the Church of England.


Memorial to Brownlow North within Winchester Cathedral.

He was a half-brother to Frederick North, Lord North, both being sons of Francis North, 1st Earl of Guilford.[1][2]

He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1762. He became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1763.[3]

He was a canon of the 4th prebend of Christ Church, Oxford (1768–1770) and Dean of Canterbury (1770–1771).[4]

He became Bishop of Lichfield in 1771, Bishop of Worcester in 1774, and Bishop of Winchester in 1781.[3]

Francis North, 6th Earl of Guilford was his son.[5] The 19th century evangelist, also named Brownlow North[6] was his grandson.


  1. ^ "Barons and earls of Guilford". Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 2141 § 21403". The Peerage. [unreliable source?]
  3. ^ a b Concise Dictionary of National Biography
  4. ^ Fasti ecclesiae Anglicanae, III, vii. 109; III, viii. 96; III, iii. 83; III, iii. 14. [1]
  5. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 30045 § 300449". The Peerage. [unreliable source?]
  6. ^

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Potter
Dean of Canterbury
Succeeded by
John Moore
Preceded by
John Egerton
Bishop of Lichfield
Succeeded by
Richard Hurd
Preceded by
James Johnson
Bishop of Worcester
Preceded by
John Thomas
Bishop of Winchester
Succeeded by
George Pretyman Tomline