William Hardie (archbishop of the West Indies)

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The Most Rev William George Hardie, CBE[1] (1878 – 21 February 1950) was a long serving Anglican Bishop of Jamaica from 1931 until 1949; and for the last four of that time Archbishop of the West Indies.

He was born in 1878 and educated at Giggleswick School[2] and Emmanuel College, Cambridge and ordained in 1902.[3][4] His first posts were curacies at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge[5] and then Christ Church, Greenwich.[6] Later he held incumbencies at Holy Trinity, Swansea,[7] St John’s, Lowestoft[8] and St Luke’s, Finchley.[9] In 1928 he was appointed Assistant Bishop[10] of Jamaica[11] before promotion to be its Diocesan three years later.[12] He died on 21 February 1950.

Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
George Frederick Cecil de Carteret
Bishop of Jamaica
Succeeded by
Basil Montague Dale
Preceded by
Arthur Henry Anstey
Primate of the West Indies
Succeeded by
Alan John Knight


  1. ^ London Gazette
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940–41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  4. ^ "Hardie, William George (HRDY897WG)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ Church website (1)
  6. ^ Church website (2)
  7. ^ Genuki
  8. ^ Now demolished
  9. ^ Church website (3)
  10. ^ National Archives
  11. ^ New Assistant Bishop Of Jamaica The Times Saturday, 31 Dec 1927; pg. 10; Issue 44778; col E
  12. ^ New Bishop Of Jamaica The Times Thursday, 21 May 1931; pg. 13; Issue 45828; col F

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