William Carter (bishop)

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The Most Reverend
William Carter
Archbishop of Cape Town
Church Anglican
Province Southern Africa
Ordination 1874
Consecration 29 September 1891
Personal details
Born July 1850
Died 14 February 1941(1941-02-14) (aged 90)

William Marlborough Carter KCMG[1] (1850–1941) was an Anglican bishop in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[2]

Family and education[edit]

His brother, Thomas Nevile Carter (1851–1879) played football for England in the second unofficial football match against Scotland, in November 1870.

Born in July 1850,[3] he was a nephew of Canon T. T. Carter. He was educated at Eton and Pembroke College, Oxford,

Clerical career[edit]

Carter was ordained in 1874.[4] Following curacies at Christ Church, West Bromwich[5] and All Saints, Bakewell. He was secretary to the Eton Mission in Hackney until his ordination to the episcopate as Bishop of Zululand in 1891.[6] He was translated to Pretoria in 1902 and Cape Town in 1909.[7][8] He died on 14 February 1941.[9]


There is a memorial to him at St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town.[10] Carter House at Herschel Girls' School is named in his honour, as he was archbishop when the school was founded and a member of the first school council.[11]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "New Peerages Conferred - Knights Commanders". Hartlepool Mail. 3 June 1931. p. 2 col D. Retrieved 17 September 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive. 
  2. ^ University of the Witwatersrand papers
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897 – 2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  5. ^ Genuki
  6. ^ "Saffragan Bishop of Rochester Diocese". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 3 September 1891. p. 5 col E. Retrieved 2014-09-17 – via British Newspaper Archive. 
  7. ^ New Archbishop Of Cape Town The Times Friday, 18 Dec 1908; pg. 13; Issue 38833; col D
  8. ^ "Ecclesiastical News". Aberdeen Journal. 19 December 1908. p. 7 col E. Retrieved 2014-09-17 – via British Newspaper Archive. 
  9. ^ Obituary Dr W.M. Carter The Times Saturday, 15 Feb 1941; pg. 6; Issue 48851; col F
  10. ^ Cathedral web site Archived 10 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "House System". Herschel Girls' School. 2007. Retrieved 2014-09-17. 

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Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Douglas MacKenzie
Bishop of Zululand
1891 – 1902
Succeeded by
Wilmot Lushington Vyvyan
Preceded by
Henry Brougham Bousfield
Bishop of Pretoria
1902 – 1909
Succeeded by
Michael Bolton Furse
Preceded by
William West Jones
Archbishop of Cape Town
1909 – 1930
Succeeded by
Francis Robinson Phelps