George Hall (bishop of Chester)

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This article is about the English Bishop of Chester. For the Irish Bishop of Dromore, see George Hall (bishop of Dromore).

George Hall (c.1613-1668) was an English bishop.

Life[edit]

His father was Joseph Hall. George Hall was born at Waltham Abbey, Essex, and studied at Exeter College, Oxford, where he became a Fellow. He became vicar of Menheniot and in 1641 archdeacon of Cornwall.[1][2]

Having been deprived of office under the Commonwealth, he became a lecturer at St Bartholomew-by-the-Exchange, and then vicar of St. Botolph's, Aldersgate.[3][4]

He was appointed to the seventh stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1660 and held this until 1662.[5]

He was appointed bishop of Chester in 1662. He was at the same time rector of Wigan, and archdeacon of Canterbury (from 1660). He died in an accident with a knife.[2][6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63712
  2. ^ a b Concise Dictionary of National Biography
  3. ^ http://fulltextarchive.com/page/The-Life-of-John-Milton-Vol-3-1643-164912/
  4. ^ John Jones, Bishop Hall, His Life and Times, Or, Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Sufferings, of the Right Rev. Joseph Hall, D.D. (1826), p. 371.
  5. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
  6. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41379#n67
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Ferne
Bishop of Chester
1662–1668
Succeeded by
John Wilkins