Alfred Willis

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The Right Reverend

Alfred Willis

Bishop of Hawaii
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ChurchChurch of England
In office1870-1902
PredecessorThomas Nettleship Staley
SuccessorHenry Bond Restarick
Other postsMissionary Bishop in Tonga (1902-1920)
Personal details
Born(1836-02-03)February 3, 1836
Braceborough, Lincolnshire, England
DiedNovember 14, 1920(1920-11-14) (aged 84)
Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England
ParentsFrancis Willis
SpouseEmma Mary Simeon
Alma materSt John's College, Oxford

Alfred Willis, DD, MA (3 February 1836 – 14 November 1920)[1] was an Anglican Missionary[2] Bishop[3] and author [4] in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[5]

Born the son of a Physician, he was educated at Uppingham and St John’s College, Oxford and ordained in 1860.[6] After a curacy in Strood, Kent [7] he was the incumbent at St Mark, New Brompton[8] from 1863 until his appointment as the second Bishop of Honolulu[9] in 1872.[10] He held this post for 30 years and retired to Tonga.[11]


  1. ^ Bishop Alfred Willis The Times (London, England), Thursday, Nov 18, 1920; pg. 14; Issue 42571
  2. ^ "Footsteps in the Sea: Christianity in Oceania to World War II" Garrett, J p178: Suva, Institute of Pacific Studies (University of the South Pacific), 1992 ISBN 9820200687
  3. ^ Project Canterbury
  4. ^ Amongst others he wrote "A Hawaiian Hymn Book", 1880; "The Hawaiian Prayer Book", 1883; and "The Unity of the Bible", 1916 > British Library web site accessed 18:59 GMT Monday 20 January 2014
  5. ^ National Bibliography, 1780-1900: 1881-1900
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1908 p1566: London, Horace Cox, 1908
  7. ^ ‘WILLIS, Rt. Rev. Alfred’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 20 Jan 2014
  8. ^ NWKFHS
  9. ^ Episcopal Hawaii
  10. ^ Consecration Of The Bishop Of Hawaii The Times (London, England), Saturday, Feb 03, 1872; pg. 11; Issue 27154
  11. ^ nupepa