William Conybeare (Provost of Southwell)

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The Very Rev William James Conybeare

The Very Rev William James Conybeare was an eminent Anglican priest in the first half of the 20th century.[1]

William James Conybeare was born on 19 December 1871 and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2][3]

Ordained in 1898,[4] he was Domestic Chaplain to successive Archbishops of Canterbury then Head of the Cambridge House Lay Settlement, Camberwell. In 1909 he became Rector of Newington and in 1916 Rector of Southwell Minster and Archdeacon of Nottingham. In time he became the first Provost of Southwell, a post he held from 1931 to 1945. He died on 13 May 1955.[5]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ "Conybeare, William James (CNBR891WJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ University Intelligence The Times Wednesday, May 01, 1895; pg. 11; Issue 34565; col C
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. ^ The Very Rev. W. J. Conybeare The Times Saturday, May 14, 1955; pg. 10; Issue 53220; col E
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Provost of Southwell Minster
Succeeded by
Hugh Christopher Lempriere Heywood