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Henry Montagu Villiers (4 January 1813 – 9 August 1861) was an English clergyman of the Church of England[1][2][3] from the Villiers family.

Henry Montagu Villiers
Bishop of Durham
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In office1860–1861 (died)
PredecessorCharles Longley
SuccessorCharles Baring
Other postsBishop of Carlisle (1856–1860)
Personal details
Born(1813-01-04)4 January 1813
London, UK
Died9 August 1861(1861-08-09) (aged 48)
Auckland Castle, County Durham, UK
BuriedAuckland Castle chapel
ResidenceAuckland Castle (as Bishop of Durham)
ParentsGeorge Villiers
Theresa Parker
SpouseAmelia Maria Hulton
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford



He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating M.A. in 1837,[1] and became vicar of Kenilworth in that year rector of St. George's Church, Bloomsbury in 1841, and a canon of St Paul's Cathedral from 1847 to 1856.[1] He was a Doctor of Divinity and Bishop of Carlisle in 1856, and Bishop of Durham from 1860 to 1861.[1]


He was the son of George Villiers and Theresa Parker, and grandson of the 1st Earl of Clarendon.[1] He received a Royal Warrant of Precedence in 1839 entitling him to the rank of an earl's son.[1]


On 30 January 1837, he married Amelia Maria Hulton, daughter of William Hulton.[3] They had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters:[3]

  1. Henry Montagu Villiers (13 November 1837 - 9 September 1908). Prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral. Married first Lady Victoria Russell, daughter of John Russell, 1st Earl Russell. Married secondly Charlotte Louisa Emily Cadogan, granddaughter of both George Cadogan, 3rd Earl Cadogan and Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey
  2. Charles Augustus Villiers, b. Apr 1839
  3. Frederick Ernest Villiers (16 November 1840 - 14 October 1922), Major of the Hertfordshire Imperial Yeomanry cavalry force.
  4. Amy Maria Villiers (b. 26 Mar 1842 – d. 20 October 1934), married Edward Cheese, a clergyman.
  5. Gertrude Fanny Villiers (b. 19 Aug 1843 – d. 31 December 1906), married Berkeley Paget, a great-grandson of Henry Bayly Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge.
  6. Wilbraham Edward Villiers (b. 2 Aug 1845)
  7. Mary Agneta Villiers (b. 30 Dec 1846 – d. 22 May 1935), married James Hughes Cooper, a clergyman.
  8. Evelyn Theresa Villiers (b. 23 Aug 1852 – d. 29 December 1943), married the Daniel J. Healy (born Hely-Hutchinson), an Irish naval officer and only son of Capt. Hon. John Healy (d. 1855) and grandson of John 3rd Earl of Donoughmore. They settled in Hampshire and had 3 sons, William, George and Patrick, and 2 daughters.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Villiers, Henry Montagu" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  2. ^ Record of Henry Villiers on thepeerage
  3. ^ a b c Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, pages 74, 789 and 800.

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