William Prior (priest)

William Henry Prior AKC (30 September 1883 – 17 November 1969)[1] was an Anglican priest. He was the Archdeacon of Bodmin [2] from 1956 [3] until 1961.[4]

Prior was trained for the priesthood at King's College London and ordained in 1908. After a curacy at Chipping Barnet he was the Rector of Beachburg, Ontario[5] then St Barnabas’, Ottawa. Returning to England he was Vicar of Saltash from 1925 to 1956[6] when he took up his appointmentas Archdeacon of Bodmin.

He married Eleanor Rachel, 5th child and 2nd daughter of James Butler, 4th Marquess of Ormonde on 1 July 1961;[7] and held the honorific style Archdeacon Emeritus until his death.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Deaths The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Nov 19, 1969; pg. 22; Issue 57721
  2. ^ National Archives
  3. ^ Ecclesiastical News: Appointments The Times(London, England), Tuesday, Sep 25, 1956; pg. 12; Issue 53645
  4. ^ Resignation Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 14, 1961; pg. 10; Issue 55212
  5. ^ ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  6. ^ PRIOR, William Henry’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 Accessed 27 Aug 2012
  7. ^ thePeerage.com
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Wellington
Archdeacon of Bodmin
1956–1961
Succeeded by
Arthur Williams