William Page Roberts

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In this multi-word name, the family name is Page Roberts, not Roberts.

The Very Rev William Page Roberts, DD (2 January 1836 – 17 August 1928) was an eminent[1] English clergyman in the Church of England and Dean of Salisbury from 1907[2] until 1919.[3]

Born at Liverpool to William Roberts and his wife Prudence (née Page),[4][5] he was educated at Liverpool College[6] and St John's College, Cambridge.[7] Ordained in 1862,[8] his first post was a curacy in Stockport. He then held incumbencies at Eye and St Peter’s, Vere Street.[9] Later he was a Canon Residentiary at Canterbury Cathedral[10] before his elevation to the Deanery. A much respected[11] cleric,[12] he died at Shanklin, Isle of Wight, on 17 August 1928.[13][14]


  1. ^ The Times, Friday, 11 Oct 1901; pg. 8; Issue 36583; col E Ecclesiastical Intelligence. Chaplain to Lord Mayor of London chosen
  2. ^ Deans of Salisbury
  3. ^ Wiltshire Community History
  4. ^ Birth/Christening Record
  5. ^ Census Record confirming place of birth
  6. ^ “Who was Who”1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  7. ^ "Roberts, William Page (RBRS858WP)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  8. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  9. ^ Memorial to him in the baptistry > The Times, Saturday, 18 Mar 1933; pg. 8; Issue 46396; col G Ecclesiastical News
  10. ^ The Times, Monday, 18 Feb 1895; pg. 6; Issue 34503; col C Canon of Canterbury The Rev. William Page Roberts appointed
  11. ^ Correspondence with Sir Thomas Barlow, 1st Baronet
  12. ^ The Times, Saturday, 2 Jan 1926; pg. 13; Issue 44159; col D Dr. Page Roberts's 90th Birthday
  13. ^ Grave photo at Find A Grave
  14. ^ Obituary in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Vol 44, page 275 [1]
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alan Becher Webb
Dean of Salisbury
1907 –1919
Succeeded by
Andrew Ewbank Burn