Henry Bland

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Henry Bland was an 18th-century cleric.[1]

He was born in 1706 in Yorkshire and educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. He was Rector of Great Bircham, Norfolk from 1706 to 1744[2] and of Harpley, Norfolk, 1715 to 1744; an Honorary Chaplain to the King and Chaplain to the Royal Chelsea Hospital from 1716;[3] Headmaster of Doncaster School[4] from 1699 to 1710 and then of Eton College from 1719;[5] and Canon of Windsor from 1723 to 1733.[6]

In later life he was Dean of Durham from 1728 to 1746[7] and Provost of Eton College[8] from 1732–1746.[9]

He died on 24 May 1746.[10]


  1. ^ ECCO TCP
  2. ^ Clergy Database
  3. ^ "The Historical Register Vol XIII" London, R.Nutt, 1728
  4. ^ "General biography; or, Lives, critical and historical" Aikin,J; Johnston,W; Morgan,T: Edinburgh, Bell & Bradfute, 1804
  5. ^ College web-site
  6. ^ Fasti Wyndesoriensis. The Deans and Canons of St. George's Chapel. Historical monographs relating to St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle Volume 8. The Revd. Canon S. L. Ollard. 1950.
  7. ^ British History On-line
  8. ^ OODWOC
  9. ^ London Gazette
  10. ^ Venn database
Academic offices
Preceded by
Andrew Snape
Head Master of Eton College
Succeeded by
William George
Preceded by
Henry Godolphin
Provost of Eton College
Succeeded by
Stephen Sleech
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Montague
Dean of Durham
Succeeded by
The Hon Spencer Cowper