|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Exeter|
|Diocese||Diocese of Exeter|
|Other posts||Bishop of Bristol (1794–1797)|
|Born||baptized9 August 1735|
|Died||12 December 1796(aged 61)|
|Spouse||Anne Thomas (m.1762)|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
He was born probably at Morval, Cornwall to parents John Francis Buller and Rebecca Trelawney. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating BA in 1757, MA in 1759; BD and DD in 1781. His first ecclesiastical appointments were as rector of Brightwell and canon of Winchester Cathedral. He was also rector of North Waltham, and became a canon residentiary of Windsor in 1773 and was selected dean of Exeter in 1784. In 1790 he was translated as Dean of Canterbury. Buller returned to Exeter as Bishop in late 1792.
- Aston, Nigel. "Buller, William (1735–1796)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/39561. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- "no. 13457". The London Gazette. 8 September 1792. p. 694.
- "Thomas, John (1696-1781)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- Irene Collins, Jane Austen and the Clergy (2003), pp. 9-10.
|Church of England titles|
|Dean of Exeter
|Dean of Canterbury
|Bishop of Exeter