|Bishop of Chester|
|In office||1689–1707 (death)|
|Successor||Sir William Dawes|
|Other posts||Dean of St Asaph (1674–1689)|
|Born||baptized 8 September 1633|
|Died||12 February 1707 (aged 73)|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Oxford|
He was born at Hemel Hempstead, graduated M.A. at Trinity College, Oxford in 1656, and was Fellow there in 1657. He contributed to the royalist poetry anthology Britannia Rediviva in 1660, writing in Latin. He became Dean of St Asaph in 1673.
He was one of the founders of the Blue Coat School in Chester. It closed in 1949, and its premises are now part of the University of Chester and local government buildings. He promoted good relations with the Chester nonconformist Matthew Henry, and supported the Society for the Reformation of Manners.
- Bedford, WK Riland. "The Blazon of Episcopacy" 1858
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography
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| Dean of St Asaph
| Bishop of Chester
Sir William Dawes
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