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Henry Philpott (bishop)

Henry Philpott
Bishop of Worcester
ChurchChurch of England
In office1861–1890
PredecessorHenry Pepys
SuccessorJohn Perowne
Other post(s)Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1846; 1856–1857)
Personal details
Born(1807-11-17)17 November 1807
Died10 January 1892(1892-01-10) (aged 84)
Alma materSt Catharine's College, Cambridge

Henry Philpott (17 November 1807 – 10 January 1892[1]) was an Anglican bishop and academic.

He matriculated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, in 1825 and graduated as Senior Wrangler and 2nd Smith's prizeman in 1829.[2] He was elected a Fellow of St Catharine's College on 6 April 1829 and was subsequently elected Master of St Catharine's College in 1845, a post he held until 1861. During the same period, he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on three occasions (1846, 1856, 1857).

Philpott was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity by royal letters patent in 1847 and was Bishop of Worcester from 1861 to 1890.[3] His election to the see was confirmed on 13 March and he was consecrated a bishop on 25 March 1861.[4] He was Clerk of the Closet from 1865 to 1891 and Chairman of the Cambridge University Commission in 1878.


  1. ^ W. H. S. Jones, 1936, A history of St Catharine's College, Cambridge University Press, 414.
  2. ^ "Philpott, Henry (PHLT825H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry Subscription required
  4. ^ Jones, William Henry Samuel (10 June 2010). A History of St Catharine's College, Cambridge: Once Catharine Hall, Cambridge. ISBN 9781108008969.
Academic offices Preceded byJoseph Procter Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge 1845–1861 Succeeded byCharles Robinson Preceded byRalph Tatham Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1846 Succeeded byRobert Phelps Preceded byWilliam Whewell Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1856–1857 Succeeded byWilliam Henry Bateson Church of England titles Preceded byHenry Pepys Bishop of Worcester 1860–1890 Succeeded byJohn Perowne

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