James Henry Monk

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The Right Reverend
James Henry Monk
Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol
James Henry Monk by Richard Buckner.jpg
James Henry Monk by Richard Buckner
Diocese Diocese of Gloucester and Bristol
In office 1836–1856
Predecessor Himself
as Bishop of Gloucester
Successor Charles Baring
Other posts Dean of Peterborough (1822–1830)
Bishop of Gloucester (1830–1836)
Personal details
Born (1784-12-12)12 December 1784
Died 6 June 1856(1856-06-06) (aged 71)
Buried Westminster Abbey
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Jane Hughes
Education Norwich School
Charterhouse School
Alma mater Trinity 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).


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).


  1. ^ "Monk, James Henry (MNK799JH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Kipling
Dean of Peterborough
Succeeded by
Thomas Turton
Preceded by
Christopher Bethell
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
Charles Baring