William Carter (bishop)

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The Rt Rev William Marlborough Carter, KCMG, DD (1850-1941) was an eminent Anglican Bishop in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[1]

Born in July 1850,[2] he was a nephew of Canon T. T. Carter. He was educated at Eton and Pembroke College, Oxford, and was ordained in 1874.[3] Following curacies at Christ Church, West Bromwich[4] and All Saints, Bakewell[5][dead link] he was Secretary to the Eton Mission, Hackney until his elevation o the Episcopate as Bishop of Zululand in 1889. He was translated to Pretoria in 1902 and Cape Town in 1909.[6] He died on 14 February 1941.[7] There is a memorial to him at St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town.[8][dead link]

Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Douglas MacKenzie
Bishop of Zululand
1891 –1902
Succeeded by
Wilmot Lushington Vyvyan
Preceded by
Henry Brougham Bousfield
Bishop of Pretoria
1902 –1909
Succeeded by
Michael Bolton Furse
Preceded by
William West Jones
Archbishop of Cape Town
1909 –1930
Succeeded by
Francis Robinson Phelps


  1. ^ University of the Witwatersrand papers
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. ^ Genuki
  5. ^ Photo of church
  6. ^ New Archbishop Of Cape Town The Times Friday, 18 Dec 1908; pg. 13; Issue 38833; col D
  7. ^ Obituary Dr W.M. Carter The Times Saturday, 15 Feb 1941; pg. 6; Issue 48851; col F
  8. ^ Cathedral web site

External links[edit]

Portraits of William Marlborough Carter at the National Portrait Gallery, London