William Ward (bishop)

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William Ward, DD
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Religious style Bishop

William Ward, DD (1762–1838) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of England as the Bishop of Sodor and Man from 1828 to 1838.[1]

Born in Saintfield, near Belfast on 19 September 1761, he was ordained in the Anglican ministry as a deacon in 1788 and a priest in 1789.[2] In 1805, he married Anne Hammersley (died 1841), and they had two sons and five daughters.[2]

He was nominated Bishop of Sodor and Man by King George IV on 3 January 1828 and received royal assent on 28 January 1828.[1][3] He was consecrated on 9 March 1828 and enthroned on 27 October 1828.[1][3]

He died in office on 26 January 1838, aged 75, and was buried in Great Horkesley, Essex.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 274. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  2. ^ a b c "William Ward - Bishop 1827-1838". A Manx Note Book: People. Isle of Man.com. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Horn, J. M.; Smith, D. M.; Mussett, P. (2004). "Bishops of Sodor and Man". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857: Volume 11: Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man Dioceses. British History Online. pp. 141–146. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Murray
Bishop of Sodor and Man
Succeeded by
James Bowstead