|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Lichfield|
|Diocese||Diocese of Lichfield|
|Other posts||Bishop of Gloucester (1815–1824)|
21 July 1777|
|Died||31 March 1836
|Spouse||Sophia Phillips (m.1802)|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
Henry Dudley Ryder (21 July 1777 – 31 March 1836) was a prominent English evangelical Anglican bishop in the early years of the nineteenth century. He was the first evangelical to be raised to the Anglican episcopate.
Ryder was the fifth son of Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Baron Harrowby, by his wife Elizabeth Terrick, daughter of Richard Terrick, Bishop of London. Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby and the Honourable Richard Ryder were his elder brothers. He studied at St John's College, Cambridge, and became vicar of Lutterworth and of Claybrook. He was canon of Windsor in 1808.
Ryder married Sophia, daughter of Thomas March Phillips, in 1802. Their second son George Dudley Ryder was the father of the Very Reverend Henry Ignatius Dudley Ryder. Their fifth son was Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alfred Phillips Ryder. Their sixth and youngest son Spencer Ryder was the ancestor of the soldier and politician Robert Ryder. Ryder died in March 1836, aged 58. His wife died in August 1862.
After his death a bronze medallion was issued:
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- Concise Dictionary of National Biography
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Henry Ignatius Dudley Ryder". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.
|Church of England titles|
|Dean of Wells
|Bishop of Gloucester
|Bishop of Lichfield