Henry Bridgeman (bishop)

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Henry Bridgeman, DD
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Henry Bridgeman, DD (died 15 May 1682) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of England as the Bishop of Sodor and Man from 1671 to 1682.[1]

The third son of John Bridgeman, Bishop of Chester, and Elizabeth Helyar, he was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford,[2] graduating with Master of Arts degrees in 1639 and 1641.[3] He was ordained in the Anglican ministry as a deacon on 9 June 1639 and a priest on 22 December 1639.[3] He held a number of ecclesiastical appointments before and after becoming bishop. The first appointments were as Rector of Oddington, Oxfordshire (1639–1640), Rector of St Bartholomew's Church, Barrow (1639–1682) and Rector of Bangor Monachorum with Overton (1641–1682).[3] He was appointed Archdeacon of Richmond on 20 May 1648 and resigned the post on 10 June 1664.[3][4] He was installed (by proxy) a canon of York on 22 September 1660, holding the prebendary of Stillington.[5] He received a Bachelorate of Divinity (BD) in 1661 and Doctorate of Divinity (DD) in 1664.[3] His next appointments were as Vicar of St Peter's Church, Plemstall on 26 March 1661,[3] Dean of Chester on 16 July 1661,[3][6] and Rural Dean of Manchester on 27 August 1664.[3]

He was nominated Bishop of Sodor and Man by Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby and consecrated on 1 October 1671.[1][7]

He died in office on 15 May 1682.[1][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ Harrison, William (1879). "Bishops of Sodor and Man". An Account of the Diocese of Sodor and Man. Douglas, Isle of Man: Manx Society. pp. 53–70. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Persons: Bridgeman, Henry (1639–1732) in "CCEd, the Clergy of the Church of England database" (Accessed online, 5 February 2014)
  4. ^ Horn, J. M.; Smith, D. M.; Mussett, P. (2004). "Archdeacons of Richmond". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857: Volume 11: Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man Dioceses. British History Online. pp. 47–49. 
  5. ^ Horn, J. M.; Smith, D. M. (1979). "Prendararies of Stillington". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857: Volume 4: York Diocese. British History Online. pp. 54–56. 
  6. ^ a b Horn, J. M.; Smith, D. M.; Mussett, P. (2004). "Deans of Chester". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857: Volume 11: Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man Dioceses. British History Online. pp. 42–45. 
  7. ^ a b 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
Thomas Dodd
Archdeacon of Richmond
1648–1664
Succeeded by
Charles Bridgeman
Preceded by
William Nichols
Dean of Chester
1660–1682
Succeeded by
James Arderne
Preceded by
Isaac Barrow
Bishop of Sodor and Man
1671–1682
Succeeded by
John Lake