Tuesday, September 15, 2015

15 September 1663 A.D. Humphrey Henchman Confirmed as 110th Bishop of London; Christ College, Cambridge; Ejected as Canon of Salisbury (1623)


15 September 1663 A.D. Humphrey Henchman Confirmed as 110th Bishop of London; Christ College, Cambridge; Ejected as Canon of Salisbury (1623); Translated from Salisbury (1669-1663); Nominated 16 Jun & Confirmed 15 Sept 1663; Great Plague and Great Fire in London; Died in Office 7 Oct 1675

Humphrey Henchman


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Humphrey Henchman
Church
Diocese
Elected
1663
Term ended
1675 (death)
Predecessor
Successor
Other posts
Bishop of Salisbury
1660–1663
Orders
Consecration
1660
Personal details
Born
Died
Nationality
Denomination
Parents
Thomas Henchman

Humphrey Henchman (1592 – 1675) was a Church of England clergyman and bishop of London from 1663 to 1675.

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Early life

He was born in Burton Latimer (or possibly nearby Barton Seagrove), Northamptonshire, the son of Thomas Henchman, a skinner, and educated at Christ's College, Cambridge where he achieved BA in 1613 and MA in 1616. He became a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge in 1617.

Ecclesiastical career

Ejected as a canon of Salisbury Cathedral, where he had been since 1623, during the First English Civil War, he joined the royalist forces, and had his estates confiscated.[1] He was one of those who helped the future Charles II to escape the country after the Battle of Worcester of 1651. On the Restoration of 1660, he was made Bishop of Salisbury[2] and in 1663 translated to be Bishop of London, where he saw both the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London.

He was also made Privy Councillor and Almoner to the King. In March, 1665 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.[3]

See also


List of bishops of London

References

John Spurr, ‘Henchman, Humphrey (bap. 1592, d. 1675)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004

Notes

2.  Jump up ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography
3.  Jump up ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
External links

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/EventsExhibitions/Special/LondonsBurning/People/150796/page1.htm

Preceded by
Brian Duppa
Bishop of Salisbury
1660–1663
Succeeded by
John Earle
Preceded by
Gilbert Sheldon
Bishop of London
1663–1675
Succeeded by
Henry Compton

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