William Richardson (bishop)

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William Moore Richardson (1844 – 6 March 1915) was the Anglican Bishop of Zanzibar[1] from 1895[2] until 1901.

He was born in 1844,educated at Rossall School and Merton College, Oxford and ordained in 1869.[3] He held incumbencies at Wolvercote and Ponteland[4] before his elevation to the Episcopate. On his return from Africa he was Warden of the Community of St Thomas the Martyr in Oxford until his retirement in 1910. He died on 6 March 1915.[5]


  1. ^ The Times, Tuesday 9 March 1915; pg. 11; Issue 40797; col E Obituary Bishop Richardson
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 071363457X
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  4. ^ Ponteland St Mary
  5. ^ Guild of all souls
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Alan Smythies
Bishop of Zanzibar
Succeeded by
John Edward Hine