William Lort Mansel

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The Right Reverend
William Lort Mansel
Bishop of Bristol
William Lort Mansel by GH Harlow.jpg
Diocese Diocese of Bristol
In office 1808–1820
Predecessor John Luxmoore
Successor John Kaye
Personal details
Born (1753-04-02)2 April 1753
Pembroke, Wales
Died 27 June 1820(1820-06-27) (aged 67)
Trinity College, Cambridge
Buried Chapel, Trinity College, Cambridge
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge

William Lort Mansel (2 April 1753, Pembroke – 27 June 1820, Trinity College, Cambridge) was an English churchman and Cambridge fellow. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1798 to his death in 1820, and also Bishop of Bristol from 1808 to 1820.

William Lort Mansel was the son of William Wogan Mansel of Pembroke. He was educated at the school of Mr Sparks in Gloucester and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1774.[1] Elected a fellow of Trinity in 1775, he was ordained deacon in 1780 and priest in 1783, and became Vicar of Bottisham from 1783 to 1790. He became Vicar of Chesterton, Cambridge in 1788 and Vicar of Fowlmere in 1789.[1] In 1798 Mansel was appointed Master of Trinity. Made Bishop of Bristol in 1808, he combined the bishopric with his mastership until his death in 1820. He is interred at Trinity College.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Mansel, William Lort (MNSL770WL)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ William Lort Mansel at Find a Grave

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Academic offices
Preceded by
William Pearce
Cambridge University Orator
Succeeded by
Edmund Outram
Preceded by
Thomas Postlethwaite
Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
Christopher Wordsworth
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Luxmoore
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
John Kaye