John Henry Ducachet Wingfield

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John Henry Ducachet Wingfield
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Born(1833-09-24)September 24, 1833
Portsmouth, Virginia
DiedJuly 27, 1898(1898-07-27) (aged 64)
Benicia, California
EducationCollege of William & Mary
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John Henry Ducachet Wingfield (September 24, 1833 – July 27, 1898) was the first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, serving in that capacity from 1874 to 1898. He was consecrated as missionary bishop of Northern California on December 2, 1874, but remained in charge of his parish in Petersburg, Virginia until April 1875.


John Henry Ducachet Wingfield was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on September 24, 1833. He was educated at St. Timothy's College in Maryland and the College of William & Mary, winning a prize for best essay at the latter.[1]

He died in Benicia, California on July 27, 1898.[2]


  1. ^ The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Vol. III. James T. White & Company. 1893. p. 468. Retrieved August 29, 2020 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Bishop Wingfield Goes To His Reward". San Francisco Examiner. Benicia. July 28, 1898. p. 9. Retrieved August 29, 2020 – via