Humphrey Humphreys

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Humphrey Humphreys

Bishop of Hereford
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ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of Hereford
In office1701–1712
PredecessorGilbert Ironside the younger
SuccessorPhilip Bisse
Other postsDean of Bangor (1680–1689)
Bishop of Bangor (1689–1701)
Personal details
Born(1648-11-24)24 November 1648
Died20 November 1712(1712-11-20) (aged 63)
NationalityBritish (Welsh)
SpouseElizabeth Morgan (m.1681)
Alma materJesus College, Oxford

Humphrey Humphreys (24 November 1648 – 20 November 1712) was successively Bishop of Bangor (1689–1701) and Bishop of Hereford (1701–1712).


He was educated at Oswestry and Bangor grammar schools, and then at Jesus College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1669, M.A. 1672, being elected a Fellow of Jesus College 1672-3, B.D. 1679, and D.D. 1682. A patron of Welsh literature, genealogical research and of the then newly formed Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). Humphreys stands out among Welsh bishops of his period. Edward Lhuyd spoke highly of his competence as an antiquarian.


Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Lloyd
Dean of Bangor
Succeeded by
John Jones
Preceded by
Humphrey Lloyd
Bishop of Bangor
Succeeded by
John Evans
Preceded by
Gilbert Ironside the younger
Bishop of Hereford
Succeeded by
Philip Bisse