Paul de Labilliere
Born on 22 January 1879 into a legal family (his father was a Barrister of the Middle Temple) he was educated at Harrow and Merton College, Oxford (where he was later elected an Honorary Fellow, in 1945).
After taking Holy Orders he became Chaplain to the Bishop of Durham before missionary work in South Africa. He was successively Clerical Superintendent of the Liverpool Scripture Readers, Chaplain of Wadham College, Oxford, Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and Vicar of Christ Church, High Harrogate before a 4-year stint as Suffragan Bishop of Knaresborough and Archdeacon of Leeds. A quiet but effective priest, his final professional appointment was as Dean of Westminster.
In 1909 he married Esther Elizabeth Morkel; they had a son and a daughter. de Labillière died on 28 April 1946.
- Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 353.
- “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- A period interrupted with wartime service as a chaplain to the forces (during which he was mentioned in despatches)
- The Times, Thursday, Nov 22, 1905; pg. 14; Issue 38184; col A Ecclesiastical Intelligence
- He listed his recreation in Who's Who as "silence"
- The Times, Thursday, Nov 18, 1937; pg. 14; Issue 47845; col F The Deanery Of Westminster Appointment Of Bishop Of Knaresborough
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1934 – 1938
William Foxley Norris
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