Stephen Sleech

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Stephen Sleech was an 18th-century Honorary Chaplain to the King who was Provost of Eton College[1] from 1746 [2] until his death.[3]

The son of Richard Sleech, a canon of St George’s Chapel, Windsor,[4] he was educated at Eton and King’s; and was awarded a Lambeth degree in 1729. He was Rector of Farnham Royal from 1730 to 1752; and then of Worplesdon, Surrey from 1752 until his death on 8 October 1765.[5]


  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ Thomas Harwood, Alumni Etonenses: Or, A Catalogue of the Provosts & Fellows of Eton College and King’s College, Cambridge, London, T.Pearson, 1797
  3. ^ “The Correspondence of Gray, Walpole, West and Ashton (1734-1771)” Toynbee,P.J (Ed): Oxford, Clarendon, 1915
  4. ^ W. M. Jacob, ‘Weston, Stephen (1665–1742)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 2 July 2013
  5. ^ Venn database
Preceded by
Henry Bland
Provost of Eton College
Succeeded by
Edward Barnard