George Bowers (priest)

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The Very Rev George Hull Bowers, DD, was Dean of Manchester in the mid part of the 19th century.[1]

Born in Staffordshire in 1794,[2] he was educated at Clare College, Cambridge and ordained in 1819.[3] He began his ecclesiastical career at Elstow after which he was Rector of St Paul's, Covent Garden[4] followed by a 25-year spell in Manchester. He died on 27 December 1872.[5]


  1. ^ 'New Dean of Manchester', The Times, Wednesday, Jun 23, 1847; pg. 6; Issue 19583; col A
  2. ^ Axon, W. E. A, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004) ISBN 0-19-861411-X
  3. ^ "Bowers, George Hull (BWRS819GH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ Papers of GH Bowers
  5. ^ J. Brownbill;, William Farrer, W (ed), Victoria County History. A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4, 1911
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Herbert
Dean of Manchester
1847 – 1872
Succeeded by
Benjamin Morgan Cowie