Folliott Cornewall

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Folliott Herbert Walker Cornewall (1754–1831) was an English bishop of three sees.

Life[edit]

He was the second son of Frederick Cornewall of Delbury (1706–1788), captain in the royal navy, by Mary, daughter of Francis Herbert of Ludlow, first cousin of the first Earl of Powis. Charles Cornewall was his granduncle. His brother Frederick (d. 1783) was M.P. for Ludlow in 1780. He was educated for the church, in which, having studied at Eton College and graduated B.A. at St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1777, he took orders.[1]

He proceeded M.A. in 1780, and the same year, through the interest of his second cousin, Charles Wolfran Cornwall, speaker of the House of Commons, he obtained the post of chaplain to the Commons. He was preferred to a canonry at Windsor in 1784 and appointed master of Wigston's Hospital, Leicester, in 1790, dean of Canterbury in 1792, bishop of Bristol in 1797. He exchanged this see to become bishop of Hereford in 1803, and in 1808 he was translated to be bishop of Worcester.

He died on 5 September 1831 at Hartlebury, and was buried in the family vault at Delbury, Shropshire. Cornewall married Anne, eldest daughter of George Hamilton, canon of Windsor, by whom he had issue two sons and one daughter. He published 'A Sermon preached before the House of Commons on 30 Jan. 1782,' and also 'A Fast Sermon preached before the House of Lords in 1798.'

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cornewall, Folliott Herbert [Walker] (CNWL772FH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

References[edit]

Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Buller
Dean of Canterbury
1792–1797
Succeeded by
Thomas Powys
Preceded by
Henry Reginald Courtenay
Bishop of Bristol
1797–1802
Succeeded by
George Pelham
Preceded by
John Butler
Bishop of Hereford
1802–1808
Succeeded by
John Luxmore
Preceded by
Richard Hurd
Bishop of Worcester
1808–1831
Succeeded by
Robert James Carr