Wilmot Vyvyan

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The Rt Rev Wilmot Lushington Vyvyan (12 August 1861 – 26 August 1937) was an Anglican Bishop in the mid-20th century.[1]

Born into a noble family on 12 August 1861,[2] Wilmot Vyvyan was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3] Ordained in 1888,[4] he was curate at the Charterhouse Mission, St Hugh’s, Southwark, becoming its priest in charge from 1892 until 1901, when he emigrated to South Africa. Here he was mission priest at Isandhlwana before elevation to the Episcopate as the fourth Bishop of Zululand in 1903,[5] a post he was to hold for 26 years.[6] He died on 26 August 1937.[7]


  1. ^ "Vyvyan, Wilmot Lushington (VVN880WL)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Foster 1871, p. 107.
  3. ^ Vyvyan, Wilmot Lushington. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U218602. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  4. ^ The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory. London: Hamilton & Co. 1889.
  5. ^ Hewison 1989, p. 387.
  6. ^ Wills 2006, p. 374.
  7. ^ "Bishop Vyvyan Long Service In Zululand". The Times (47775). London. 28 August 1937. col C, p. 12.


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Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
William Marlborough Carter
Bishop of Zululand
1903 – 1929
Succeeded by
Charles Arthur William Aylen