William Digby (priest)

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The Honourable and Very Rev William Digby, LLD (21 January 1733 – 18 September 1788) was an eminent eighteenth century Anglican priest.[1]

He was the younger brother of Henry Digby, 1st Earl Digby and first cousin of Charles James Fox.[2] Digby was Vicar of Coleshill and then successively Dean of Worcester[3] and Durham.[4] He was also an Honorary Chaplain to the King.[5]


  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ ”Bishops & Deans of Worcester” Green,B: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral, 1979
  3. ^ British History On-line
  4. ^ Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Diocese of Durham
  5. ^ ‘The Naval Biography of Great Britain’ Ralfe,J: London, Whitmore & Fenn, 1828
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Richard Wrottesley, Bt
Dean of Worcester
Succeeded by
Robert Foley
Preceded by
Thomas Dampier
Dean of Durham
Succeeded by
John Hinchliffe