John Harley (bishop, died 1788)

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The Right Reverend John Harley (29 September 1728 – 7 January 1788) was a British clergyman and Bishop of Hereford.

Harley was the second son of Edward Harley, 3rd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer.

He was Archdeacon of Shropshire from 1760 to 1769 and then Archdeacon of Hereford from 1869 to 1787. He was Dean of Windsor, Registrar of the Order of the Garter and briefly, at the end of his life, Bishop of Hereford.

His son Edward (by his wife Roach Vaughan. the daughter of Gwynne Vaughan of Trebarry, Radnorshire) succeeded John Harley's elder brother (Edward), as 5th Earl of Oxford.

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Frederick Keppel
Dean of Windsor
1778–1788
Succeeded by
John Douglas
Preceded by
Lord James Beauclerk
Bishop of Hereford
1787–1788
Succeeded by
John Butler