John Fisher (priest)

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John Fisher by John Constable, 1816

The Ven John Fisher[1] (30 May 1788 – 25 August 1832) was Archdeacon of Berkshire from 1817 to 1832.[2]

Born at Brentford on 30 May 1788,[3] he was educated at Charterhouse and Christ's College, Cambridge and ordained in 1812. His first post was as Domestic Chaplain to his uncle, the Bishop of Salisbury.[4] He held incumbencies at Idmiston, Osmington, Winfrith Newburgh and Gillingham, Dorset. He was appointed a Canon of Salisbury Cathedral in 1819.

He died at Boulogne on 25 August 1832.[5]


  1. ^ People painted by Constable
  2. ^ Fitzwilliam Museum Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Genealogical web-site
  4. ^ Nigel Aston, ‘Fisher, John (1748–1825)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2009 accessed 2 Oct 2013
  5. ^ ”Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries” The Morning Post (London, England), Tuesday, September 04, 1832
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Onslow
Archdeacon of Berkshire
1817 –1836
Succeeded by
Edward Berens