Leonard White-Thomson

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Leonard Jauncey White-Thomson (15 November 1863 – 31 December 1933) was an Anglican bishop between 1924 and 1933.[1]

He was born on 15 November 1863[2] and educated at Eton and King’s College, Cambridge.[3][4] Ordained in 1890,[5] his first post was as Curate of St Margaret’s, Nottingham,[6] after which he was Domestic Chaplain to Archbishop Benson. Later he was Rector of St Martin’s and St Paul’s, Canterbury, Vicar of Ramsgate and then Archdeacon of Canterbury [7] before elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Ely.[8] He died on New Year’s Eve, 1933 and was buried in Ely Cemetery.[9]

He married (18 January 1897) the Hon. Margaret Adela Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, daughter of Lord Clinton.[10] She died 20 March 1939. Their son, Ian White-Thomson was Dean of Canterbury from 1963 until 1976.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ thePeerage.com
  3. ^ "White-Thomson, Leonard Jauncey (WHT883LJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ University Intelligence. Cambridge. Feb. 14 The Times Saturday, Feb 15, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 32936; col F
  5. ^ The Times, Wednesday, May 27, 1891; pg. 3; Issue 33335; col C Ordinations Southwell
  6. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  7. ^ New Archdeacon Of Canterbury The Times Monday, Nov 04, 1918; pg. 5; Issue 41938; col A
  8. ^ Genuki
  9. ^ "Events of 1933-34". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. [dead link]
  10. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th Edn, 2003: 'Clinton'.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
unknown
Archdeacon of Canterbury
1918 – 1924
Succeeded by
Thomas Karl Sopwith
Preceded by
Frederic Henry Chase
Bishop of Ely
1924 – 1933
Succeeded by
Bernard Heywood