William Gibson (bishop)

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William Gibson (1738–1821) was an English Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District from 1790 to 1821.[1]

Born in Stonecroft, near Hexham, Northumberland on 2 February 1738,[1] the son of Jasper Gibson and Margaret Gibson (née Leadbitter).[2] He was ordained to the priesthood in 1764.[1] Following the death of his older brother Matthew on 17 May 1790,[2][3] William was appointed the Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District and Titular Bishop of Achantus on 10 September 1790.[1] He was consecrated to the Episcopate at Lulworth Castle by Bishop Charles Walmesley on 5 December 1790.[1][4]

He died in office on 2 June 1821, aged 83,[1] and was buried at Ushaw College[5] which he himself had founded in 1804.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bishop William Gibson". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession, volume 3, p. 267.
  3. ^ "Bishop Matthew Gibson". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession, volume 3, p. 268.
  5. ^ Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession, volume 3, p. 271.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Matthew Gibson
Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District
1790–1821
Succeeded by
Thomas Smith