Henry Bowlby

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Stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones in St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham in memory of Bowlby

Henry Bond Bowlby (23 August 1823 – 27 August 1894) was the Bishop of Coventry (a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Worcester) from 1891 until 1894.[1]

Born on 23 August 1823, son of Captain Peter Bowlby and Elizabeth Haslewood, he was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, where he graduated a Doctor of Divinity (DD). He married firstly, Catherine Salmon, on 29 September 1852, and they had five children. After Catherine's death in 1875, he married secondly, Sarah Blowers King, on 21 September 1886. He became Rector of St Philip's, Birmingham in 1875, a post he retained upon becoming the first suffragan Bishop of Coventry in 1891, holding both until his death on 27 August 1894, aged 71 years.[2][3]

He was the father of Henry Thomas Bowlby, headmaster of Lancing school.


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory, 100th edition, (2007), Church House Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ Obituary of Bishop Bowlby, Worcester Journal,1 September 1894.
  3. ^ Henry Bond Bowlby. thePeerage.com. Retrieved on 27 November 2008.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
first suffragan
Bishop of Coventry
Succeeded by
Edmund Knox