Charles Dodgson (bishop)
|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Elphin|
|Church||Church of Ireland|
|Appointed||12 April 1775|
|Term ended||21 January 1795|
|Consecration||11 August 1765
by William Carmichael
Howden, Yorkshire, England
|Died||21 January 1795
|Buried||St. Bride's Church, Dublin|
|Spouse||Mary Frances Smyth|
|Children||Three sons, one daughter|
|Previous post||Bishop of Ossory|
|Alma mater||St. John's College, Cambridge|
After ordination, he was appointed to the parish of Bintry, Norfolk in 1846. He moved to the north of England, keeping a school at Stanwix, Cumberland and becoming Rector of Kirby Wiske in 1755. He was tutor to Lord Algernon Percy, the son of the Duke of Northumberland; in 1762, the Duke gave him the parish of Elsdon, Northumberland.
Rapidly promoted, he was nominated to the bishopric of Ossory on 22 June and consecrated at St. Werburgh's Church, Dublin on 11 August 1765 by the Most Reverend William Carmichael, Archbishop of Dublin. Ten years later, he was translated to the bishopric of Elphin by letters patent on 12 April 1775. King George III congratulated him on this promotion, saying that he ought indeed to be thankful to have got away from a palace where the stabling was so bad.
In 1768, he married Mary Frances Smyth (1749–1796). Among their children were Captain Charles Dodgson (1769?–1803), Elizabeth Anne Dodgson (1770–1836) and 2nd Lieut. Percy Currer Dodgson RN (1782–1807). Captain Dodgson was the father of Charles Dodgson (Archdeacon of Richmond) and the grandfather of Lewis Carroll. Elizabeth Dodgson married Major Charles Lutwidge; among their children was Frances, mother of Lewis Carroll.
- Thomas Thomson (1812). "Appendix IV". History of the Royal Society: From Its Institution to the End of the Eighteenth Century. R. Baldwin. p. xl.
- Cotton 1848, The Province of Leinster, p. 287.
- Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 404.
- Cotton 1850, The Province of Connaught, p. 129.
- Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 393.
- Collingwood 1898, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll, p. 5.
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- Cohen, Morton (1995). Lewis Carroll: A Biography. Macmillan. p. 4. ISBN 0-333-62926-4.
- Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson (1898). The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll. London: T. Fisher Unwin. pp. 3–5.
- Mr Dodgson, Nine Lewis Carroll Studies. Lewis Carroll Society. 1973. p. 8.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S. et al., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- Cotton, Henry (1848). The Province of Leinster. Fasti Ecclesiae Hiberniae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Volume 2. Dublin: Hodges and Smith.
- Cotton, Henry (1850). The Province of Connaught. Fasti Ecclesiae Hiberniae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Volume 4. Dublin: Hodges and Smith.
|Church of Ireland titles|
|Bishop of Ossory
|Bishop of Elphin