Henry Johnson (bishop)

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Henry Frank Johnson (17 December 1834 – 1908) was an eminent Anglican Bishop [1] in the last decade of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th.[2]

He was born 17 December 1834, youngest son of Colonel Johnson of Walbury, Great Hallingbury.[3] Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge,[4] from 1856 to 1858 he was a Cornet in the Royal Dragoons after which he studied for ordination at Wells Theological College. Following a curacy at Richmond, Surrey he was Vicar of High Wych, Sawbridgeworth and then Rector of Chelmsford.[5] After this he was Archdeacon of Essex,[6] before being appointed Bishop of Colchester in 1895.[7] He remained Bishop of Colchester until his death in 1908.[8]

In December 1901 he was appointed Honorary Chaplain to the Essex Imperial Yeomanry.[9]


  1. ^ ”Church History in Queen Victoria's Reign” Fowler,M: Whitefish Kessinger Publishing, 2005 ISBN 1-4179-7356-0
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ The Church Monthly, London, 1895, p.86
  4. ^ "Johnson, Henry Frank (JHN853HF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ The Times, Friday, 23 Jul 1880; pg. 5; Issue 29941; col F Diocese of St. Alban's.-Bishop’s appointment
  6. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  7. ^ The Times, Thursday, 3 Jan 1895; pg. 3; Issue 34464; col G Ecclesiastical Intelligence- New Bishop of Colchester
  8. ^ Obituary-The Bishop Of Colchester The Times Tuesday, 8 Dec 1908; pg. 13; Issue 38824; col D
  9. ^ "No. 27389". The London Gazette. 20 December 1901. p. 8985. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alfred Blomfield
Bishop of Colchester
1895 – 1908
Succeeded by
Robert Whitcombe