Samuel Lisle

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Reverend Samuel Lisle FRS (1683 – 3 Oct 1749) was an English academic and bishop.


he was born in Blandford, Dorset.

He graduated M.A. at Wadham College, Oxford in 1706, and was ordained in 1707.[1]

He was chaplain to the Levant Company from 1710 to 1719. On his return he advocated for a better Bible translation in Arabic.[2] He was rector of Tooting in 1720. He became Archdeacon of Canterbury in 1724 and Warden of Wadham College, Oxford in 1739. He was also rector of St Mary-le-Bow, from 1721 to 1744; and rector of Northall, from 1729. He was Bishop of St Asaph, in 1744, and the Bishop of Norwich, in 1748.[1][3][4][5]

He died in London and was buried at St Mary the Virgin, Northolt, Middlesex.


He collected inscriptions during his Levant chaplaincy, and they were printed in the Antiquitates Asiaticae of Edmund Chishull (1728).[1]


Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert Thistlethwayt
Warden of Wadham College, Oxford
Succeeded by
George Wyndham
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Thomas
Bishop of St Asaph
Succeeded by
Robert Hay Drummond
Preceded by
Thomas Gooch
Bishop of Norwich
Succeeded by
Thomas Hayter