Lawrence Blair (bishop)

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The Right Rev. Laurence Frederick Devaynes Blair, MA (1868–1925) [1] was an Anglican priest:[2] a missionary bishop in South America [3] in the first half of the twentieth century.[4]

He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge [5] and ordained in 1892. He was Curate of Portman Chapel from 1892 to 1895 when he became Rector of Chedgrave.[6] He was Chaplain at Bellary then an Army Chaplain. He was with the Church Parochial Mission Society, from 1906 to 1910 when he became Bishop of the Falkland Islands.[7]


  1. ^ Bishop Blair The Times(London, England), Friday, Nov 20, 1925; pg. 17; Issue 44124
  2. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Kelly’s, 1913
  3. ^ Falklands Info
  4. ^ “The churchman's missionary atlas” London, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1912
  5. ^ ‘BLAIR, Rt. Rev. Laurence Frederick Devayne’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 31 Aug 2012
  6. ^ ECCLESIASTICAL APPOINTMENTS The Standard (London, England), Friday, November 08, 1895; pg. 8; Issue 22263. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  7. ^ Ecclesiastical Intelligence The Times(London, England), Monday, Jan 17, 1910; pg. 19; Issue 39171