Henry Matthew

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Henry James Matthew (15 January 1837 – 2 December 1898) was an eminent British Anglican colonial bishop in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.[1]

Born in Cambridge, Matthew was educated at St Paul's School and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2][3] A Chaplain at Simla in 1877,[4] he was appointed Archdeacon of Lahore in 1877.[2] In 1888 he became Bishop of Lahore.[5] An acclaimed preacher,[6] he died in post, in Lahore, in 1898.[7] He had become a Doctor of Divinity (DD).


  1. ^ The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory, London, Hamilton & Co, 1889
  2. ^ a b "Matthew, Henry James (MTW855HJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ The Times, Saturday, Dec 24, 1887; pg. 11; Issue 32264; col A From the London Gazette, Friday, Dec. 23. Whitehall
  4. ^ The Clergy List 1879
  5. ^ The Times, Saturday, Jan 07, 1888; pg. 10; Issue 32276; col F Consecration Of The Bishop Of Lahore
  6. ^ E. Chatterton, A History of the Church of England in India since the early days of the East India Company, London, SPCK, 1924
  7. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Mar 01, 1899; pg. 11; Issue 35765; col D Ecclesiastical Intelligence.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Valpy French
Bishop of Lahore
Succeeded by
George Lefroy