Ingram Cleasby

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(Thomas Wood) Ingram Cleasby was the Dean of Chester in the latter part of the 20th century.[1]

He was born on 27 March 1920 and educated at Sedbergh and Magdalen College, Oxford.[2] After World War II service with the Border Regiment he was ordained in 1954. Initially a Curate at Huddersfield Parish Church[3] he became Chaplain to the Archbishop of York in 1952. Following this he was Anglican Chaplain to the University of Nottingham and then Archdeacon of Chesterfield (1963–1978)[4] before his elevation to the Deanery.[5] Described in his Daily Telegraph obituary as a "broad, inclusive, traditional Anglican"[6] he died on 9 February 2009.


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0)
  2. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black (ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8)
  3. ^ Church web site
  4. ^ Dr. Allen's Choice Of Archdeacon The Times Monday, 26 Nov 1962; pg. 7; Issue 55558; col C
  5. ^ British History On-line
  6. ^ Issue no 47,825 dated 9 March 2009
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George William Outram Addleshaw
Dean of Chester
1978 – 1986
Succeeded by
Stephen Stewart Smalley