Henry Bowlby

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This article is about the bishop, Henry Bond Bowlby. For his son, the headmaster Henry Thomas Bowlby, see Henry Bowlby (priest).
Stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones in St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham in memory of Bishop Bowlby

The Rt Rev Henry Bond Bowlby (1823–1894) was the inaugural Suffragan Bishop of Coventry from 1891 until 1894.[1]

Born on 23 August 1823, son of Captain Peter Bowlby and Elizabeth Haslewood, he was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Doctor of Divinity. He married firstly, Catherine Salmon, on 29 September 1852, and they had five children. After Catherine's death in 1875, he married secondly, Sarah Blowers King, on 21 September 1886. He was the suffragan Bishop of Coventry from 1891 until his death on 27 August 1894, aged 71 years-old.[2]

He was the father of Henry Thomas Bowlby, headmaster of Lancing school.


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory, 100th edition, (2007), Church House Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ Rt. Rev. Henry Bond Bowlby. thePeerage.com. Retrieved on 27 November 2008.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Coventry
1891 – 1894
Succeeded by
Edmund Arbuthnott Knox