Hamilton Baynes

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Arthur Hamilton Baynes (23 March 1854 – 30 June 1942) was a Church of England priest and Bishop of Natal from 1893 to 1901.

He was born in Lewisham, Kent, the son of Joseph Ash Baynes and Mary Elizabeth Beard, and following ordination in 1882 was Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, E.W. Benson, from 1888 to 1892.

After returning to England from Natal, Baynes was Vicar of St Mary's Church, Nottingham (also an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Southwell and an honorary canon of Southwell Minster from 1905) until 1913; then Provost of Birmingham Cathedral (and an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Birmingham) until his retirement in 1937.


  • Whitaker's Almanack, various editions, Joseph Whitaker & Sons

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Religious titles
Preceded by
John Colenso
Bishop of Natal
Succeeded by
Samuel Baines
Preceded by
John Richardson
Vicar of St Mary's Church, Nottingham
Succeeded by
Thomas Field
New title Provost of Birmingham Cathedral
Succeeded by
Harold Richards