Thomas Parry (bishop)

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Thomas Parry (1795 – 16 March 1870) was a Welsh clergyman and Bishop of Barbados from 1842 to 1869.

Background and education[edit]

He was born the fourth son of Edward Parry, a clergyman in North Wales, who at that time was rector of Llanferres, Denbighshire.[1] Parry was educated at Oriel College, Oxford, matriculating in 1812 and graduating first-class in mathematics and second-class in classics four years later.[1][2] 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.[3] 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[edit]

In 1824, he married Louisa, third daughter of Henry Hutton, rector of Beaumont-cum-Moze.[3] Parry died on 16 March 1870 in Malvern, Worcestershire.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Jenkins, Robert Thomas. "Parry, John Humffreys or Humphreys (1786–1825), antiquary". Welsh Biography Online. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 103. 
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
William Hart Coleridge
Bishop of Barbados
1842 – 1869
Succeeded by
John Mitchinson