Thomas Parry (bishop)
Thomas Parry (1795 – 16 March 1870) was a Welsh clergyman and Bishop of Barbados from 1842 to 1869.
Background and education
He was born the fourth son of Edward Parry, a clergyman in North Wales, who at that time was rector of Llanferres, Denbighshire. Parry was educated at Oriel College, Oxford, matriculating in 1812 and graduating first-class in mathematics and second-class in classics four years later. He was appointed a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford in 1818 and obtained a Master of Arts in the following year.
Parry became Archdeacon of the West Indies in 1825 and was transferred to Barbados in 1840. Two years later, he was nominated to be the second Bishop of Barbados. He held this position until 1869 when he returned to England following a breakdown in his health.
Family and death
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- Oxford honours, 1220–1894, being an alphabetical register of distinctions conferred by the University of Oxford from the earliest times. University of Oxford. 1894. p. 191. Retrieved 2009-02-12.
- Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 103.
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1842 – 1869