Baptist Proby (bapt. 14 June 1726 – 18 January 1807) was Dean of Lichfield  from 1776 until 1807. 
Proby was the fifth son of John Proby of Elton Hall in Elton, Huntingdonshire, MP for Huntingdonshire (1722–27) and Stamford (1743–47), and his wife Hon. Jane Leveson-Gower, eldest daughter of John Leveson-Gower, 1st Baron Gower. His elder brother was John Proby, 1st Baron Carysfort.  He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge; and ordained in 1750. He held incumbencies at Exton, Doddington, Thornhaugh and Wansford before his time as Dean. 
He died on 18 January 1807.
Proby married Mary Russell, daughter of John Russell, rector of Fiskerton. They had 14 children, of whom eight survived to adulthood: 
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Earl of Carysfort was a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1789 for John Proby, 2nd Baron Carysfort. The Proby family descended from Sir Peter Proby, Lord Mayor of London in 1622. His great-great-grandson John Proby represented Huntingdonshire and Stamford in the House of Commons. His son and namesake John Proby was a Whig politician and notably served as a (civilian) Lord of the Admiralty. In 1752 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Carysfort, of Carysfort in the County of Wicklow. He was succeeded by his son, the second Baron. He was also a politician and was created Earl of Carysfort in the Peerage of Ireland in 1789. In 1801 he was further honoured when he was made Baron Carysfort, of the Hundred of Norman Cross in the County of Huntingdon, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, which gave him a seat in the British House of Lords. His eldest son and heir apparent, William Proby, Lord Proby, predeceased him.
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