William Perrin (bishop)

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William Willcox Perrin was an Anglican bishop in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Perrin was born on 11 August 1848 and educated at Trinity College, Oxford.[1] Ordained in 1870, he began his ministry with a curacy at St Mary's Southampton and was then vicar of St Luke’s in the same city before his ordination to the episcopate as the Bishop of British Columbia. He was later translated to be the Bishop of Willesden. During this period he was also the rector of St Andrew Undershaft.[2] A noted Freemason[3] He died on 27 June 1934[4] and is buried in the churchyard of St John-at-Hampstead Church, London.[5] His sister Edith was a prominent social reformer.[6]

Perrin unveiled and dedicated the Hampstead War Memorial in May 1922.[7]


  1. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ Who was Who (Ibid)
  3. ^ Details of progression
  4. ^ The Times, Thursday, 28 Jun 1934; pg. 19; Issue 46792; col A Obituary- Bishop Perrin, Columbia And Willesden”
  5. ^ Find a grave
  6. ^ Canadian DOB
  7. ^ Historic England, "Hampstead War Memorial (1423688)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 27 June 2017 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Hills
Bishop of British Columbia
1893 –1911
Succeeded by
John Charles Roper
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Willesden
1911 –1935
Succeeded by
Guy Vernon Smith