William Barlow (dean of Peterborough)

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The Very Rev William Hagger Barlow DD (1833–1908) was the Dean of Peterborough in the Church of England from 1901 until his death in 1908.[1]

William Hagger Barlow was born in 1833,[2] son of Henry Hagger, Vicar of Pitsmoor,[3] and educated at St John's College, Cambridge.[4] Ordained in 1858,[5] he began his career with a curacy at St James Bristol[6] before being appointed Vicar of St Bartholomew Montpelier.[7] After serving as Vicar of St. Ebbe's, Oxford,[8] from 1875 he was Principal of the Church Missionary Society College, Islington[9] and was later Vicar of St Mary’s Islington.[10] He was elevated to the Deanery in June 1901,[11][12] and installed in Peterborough Cathedral 5 October 1901, preaching there for the first time the following morning[13]


  1. ^ The Times, Monday, 11 May 1908; pg. 11; Issue 38643; col C Obituary The Dean Of Peterborough
  2. ^ Genealogical web site
  3. ^ "Barlow, William Hagger (BRLW853WH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  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. ^ Church web site
  7. ^ National Archives
  8. ^ [John Rooker, "Islington's Centenary Mission Story", 1928]
  9. ^ "The Life of William Hagger Barlow" Barlow,M Whitefish, Kessinger 1910 ISBN 1-4365-8278-4
  10. ^ A history of St Mary's church, Islington
  11. ^ "no. 27323". The London Gazette. 14 June 1901. p. 4001. 
  12. ^ The Times, Saturday, 15 June 1901; pg. 13; Issue 36482; col D Ecclesiastical Intelligence New Dean of Peterborough
  13. ^ "Ecclesiastical intelligence". The Times (36579). London. 7 October 1901. p. 6. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Clavell Ingram
Dean of Peterborough
1901 –1908
Succeeded by
Arnold Henry Page