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James Henry Monk

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James Henry Monk

Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol
James Henry Monk by Richard Buckner
DioceseDiocese of Gloucester and Bristol
In office1836–1856
as Bishop of Gloucester
SuccessorCharles Baring
Other post(s)Dean of Peterborough (1822–1830)
Bishop of Gloucester (1830–1836)
Personal details
Born(1784-12-12)12 December 1784
Died6 June 1856(1856-06-06) (aged 71)
BuriedWestminster Abbey
SpouseJane Hughes
EducationNorwich School
Charterhouse School
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge

James Henry Monk (12 December 1784 – 6 June 1856) was an English divine and classical scholar.


He was born at Buntingford, Hertfordshire. He was educated at Norwich School, Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1809 was elected Regius Professor of Greek in succession to Porson.[1] The establishment of the classical tripos was in great measure due to his efforts. In 1822 he was appointed Dean of Peterborough; in 1830, bishop of Gloucester (with which the see of Bristol was amalgamated in 1836).[2] He took his seat in the House of Lords in July 1831.[3]


He is best known as the author of a Life of Bentley (1830) and as the editor (with CJ Blomfield) of Porson's Adversaria (1812).[2]


  1. ^ "Monk, James Henry (MNK799JH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ a b Chisholm 1911.
  3. ^ "Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 63, 1830-1831. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.]". British History Online. Retrieved 4 August 2020.

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Church of England titles
Preceded by Dean of Peterborough
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Gloucester
Succeeded by
as Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol
Preceded by
as Bishop of Gloucester
Joseph Allen
as Bishop of Bristol
Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol
Succeeded by