William Read (priest)

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William Read was Archdeacon of Barnstaple[1] from 1679 until 1703.[2]

Read was educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He became Rector of Drewsteignton in 1660; and a Canon of Exeter Cathedral in 1662. In 1680 he became Rector of Chagford.[3]


  1. ^ ""Who Wrote Eikōn Basilikē?" Considered and Answered: In Two Letters" Wordsworth,C p90: London, John Murray, 1824
  2. ^ "Memorials of Barnstaple; being an attempt to supply the want of a history of that ancient borough" Gribble, J.B: Barnstaple, J. Avery, 1830
  3. ^ British History On-line
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Joshua Tucker
Archdeacon of Barnstaple
Succeeded by
Robert Burscough