Humphrey Humphreys

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For the physicist and academic, see Humphrey Francis Humphreys.

Humphrey Humphreys (24 November 1648 – 20 November 1712) was successively bishop of Bangor and of Hereford (1701–1712).


He was educated at Jesus College, Oxford and was later a Fellow of the college. A patron of Welsh literature, genealogical research and of the then newly formed Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). Humphreys stands out among Welsh bishops of his period. Edward Lhuyd spoke highly of his competence as an antiquarian.