Proctor Swaby

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William Proctor Swaby FRGS (1844 – 16 November 1916[1]) was a colonial Anglican bishop from 1893[2] until 1916.

Born in Tetney,[3] Swaby was educated at Durham University[4] and ordained in 1868.[5] He held incumbencies at Castletown, Sunderland[6] and at Milfield before being ordained to the episcopate in 1892[7] as Bishop of Guyana.[8] Translated to Barbados and the Windward Islands in 1900, he died in post.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Deaths The Times Tuesday, 21 Nov 1916; pg. 1; Issue 41330; col A
  2. ^ St George’s Cathedral website
  3. ^ Tetney Church Community Project
  4. ^ "Who was Who" 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. ^ The Times, Thursday, 11 Feb 1875; pg. 7; Issue 28236; col G Ecclesiastical Appointments
  7. ^ Land of six peoples
  8. ^ University of Alberta
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
William Piercy Austin
Bishop of Guyana
1893– 1900
Succeeded by
Edward Archibald Parry
Preceded by
Herbert Bree
Bishop of Barbados and the Windward Islands
1900–1916
Succeeded by
Alfred Pakenham Berkeley