Claudius Crigan

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Claudius Crigan (c. 1739 – 26 April 1813) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of England as the Bishop of Sodor and Man from 1784 to 1813.[1]

A native of Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland, he became the chaplain to an infantry regiment stationed in the West Indies, and whilst there, he married Mary, widow of John Harmon of Antigua.[2] After retiring from the army, he became the Rector (or Chaplain) of St Anne's Church in Liverpool.[2]

He was nominated Bishop of Sodor and Man by Charlotte Murray, Duchess of Atholl on 1 March 1784 and received royal assent on 27 March 1784.[1][3] He was consecrated on 4 April 1784 and enthroned on 5 May 1784.[1][3]

He died in office on 26 April 1813, aged 74.[1][3] He had become a Doctor of Divinity (DD).


  1. ^ a b c d Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 274. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  2. ^ a b "Claudius Crigan — Bishop 1784-1813". A Manx Note Book: People. Isle of Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Horn, J. M.; Smith, D. M.; Mussett, P. (2004). "Bishops of Sodor and Man". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857: Volume 11: Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man Dioceses. British History Online. pp. 141–146. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Mason
Bishop of Sodor and Man
Succeeded by
George Murray