William Harrison (bishop)

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William Thomas Harrison (22 September 1837 – 11 December 1920) was an Anglican bishop in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[1]
Born into an ecclesiastical family,[2] Harrison was educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3] He was ordained in 1861. After a curacy in Great Yarmouth he was rector of his father’s former parish and then Vicar of Christ Church, Luton. Later he was vicar of St James’s Bury St Edmunds and then Rural Dean of Thingoe before his ordination to the episcopate as the third Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway.[4] He retired to Thorpe Morieux and was again a vicar until his retirement in 1912.[5]


  1. ^ Bishop W. T. Harrison The Times Monday, 13 December 1920; pg. 16; Issue 42592; col E
  2. ^ His father was the Rev. T. T. Harrison, Rector of Thorpe Morieux > “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "Harrison, William Thomas (HRY855WT)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000" Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  5. ^ "The Clergy List 1913" London, Kelly’s, 1913
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
William Scot Wilson
Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway
1888 – 1903
Succeeded by
Archibald Ean Campbell