Piers Claughton

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The Rt Rev. Piers Calveley Claughton, DD (8 June 1814 – 11 August 1884[1]) was an Anglican colonial[2] bishop[3] and author in the second half of the Nineteenth century.[4]

Early life[edit]

The son of Thomas Claughton[5] (M.P.[6] for Newton, Lancashire, 1818 – 25)[7] of Haydock Lodge,[8] he was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford,[9] where he graduated, B.A. (1835) and M.A. (1838). He was elected a Fellow of University College, Oxford in 1836.[10]

Ordination and advancement[edit]

Following his ordination in 1838[11] he was made rector[12] of Elton, Huntingdonshire (1842 – 43; 1845 – 59),[13] before becoming the first Bishop of St Helena (1859 – 61)[14] and a subsequent translation[15] to the see of Colombo (1862 – 71). Upon his return to England he served as Archdeacon of London[16] and a canon of St Paul's from 1870 to 1884[17] and was appointed Chaplain-General of Her Majesty's Forces in 1875.[18]

Death[edit]

He died in Maida Vale, London.[19] A memorial tablet was placed in the crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral, London in 1885.[20] A stamp was issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of St Helena which bore his image. his brother was Bishop of Rochester from 1867 to 1877;[21] and then of St Albans until 1890.[7]

Publications[edit]

Amongst others he wrote:

  • Knowledge the Reward of Obedience, 1840
  • A Brief Comparison of the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England with Holy Scripture, 1843
  • A Catechism in Six Parts, for the Sundays in Lent. 1847. 
  • The Gospel Invitation, 1859
  • The Jews in relation to the Church and the World, 1877
  • The Manner of the Growth of Christ's Kingdom, 1877

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 'Funeral of Bishop Claughton' Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Friday, August 15, 1884; Issue 6063
  2. ^ Claughton 1872.
  3. ^ Consecration Of The Bishop of St Helena The Times (London, England), Friday, May 30, 1862; pg. 12; Issue 24259
  4. ^ OBITUARY FOR 1884.The Morning Post (London, England), Wednesday, December 31, 1884; pg. 2; Issue 35109
  5. ^ Lane 1914.
  6. ^ Fisher 2009.
  7. ^ a b Sutton 1887.
  8. ^ Winwick, Lancashire
  9. ^ Foster 1888, p. 259.
  10. ^ OXFORD, SATURDAY, FEB. 20 Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, February 20, 1836
  11. ^ ORDINATIONS The Morning Post (London, England), Wednesday, February 14, 1838; pg. 6; Issue 20951
  12. ^ Page 1936, pp. 154-166.
  13. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1872 p48 London, Horace Cox, 1872
  14. ^ ECCLESIASTICAL The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Tuesday, May 24, 1859; Issue 13393
  15. ^ 'RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE' The Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald (Bury St Edmunds, England), Tuesday, December 17, 1861; Issue 4147
  16. ^ Guardian Newspaper Archive: October 29, 1884 - Page 12
  17. ^ The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  18. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24199. p. 2081. 13 April 1875.
  19. ^ THE LATE BISHOP CLAUGHTON The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 16, 1884; pg. 6; Issue 31214
  20. ^ Weirter 1909.
  21. ^ Whitehall May 11 The Times (London, England), Saturday, May 12, 1877; pg. 7; Issue 28940

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Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
New diocese Bishop of St Helena
1859 – 1862
Succeeded by
Thomas Earle Welby
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
James Chapman
Bishop of Colombo
1862 – 1871
Succeeded by
Hugh Willoughby Jermyn
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Hale Hale
Archdeacon of London
1871 – 1884
Succeeded by
Edwin Hamilton Gifford
Preceded by
George Robert Gleig
Chaplain-General to the Forces
1875 – 1884
Succeeded by
John Cox Edghill