Folliott Cornewall

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Folliott Cornewall
Bishop of Worcester
Folliott Herbert Walker Cornewall by William Owen.jpg
Folliott Herbert Walker Cornewall by William Owen
Church Church of England
Province Canterbury
Diocese Worcester
Predecessor Richard Hurd
Successor Robert James Carr
Ordination14 December 1777 [1]
by  John Hinchliffe
Personal details
Folliott Herbert Cornewall

Baptised9 May 1754
Died5 September 1831 (aged 77)
Hartlebury, Worcestershire
Nationality English
Denomination Church of England
Parents Frederick Cornewall and Mary Herbert
Previous post(s)
Alma mater St. John's College, Cambridge

Folliott Herbert Walker Cornewall (bapt. 9 May 1754 – 5 September 1831) was an English bishop of three sees.



Folliott (or Folliot) Herbert Cornewall was baptised in Ludlow on 9 May 1754, [2] the second surviving son of Captain Frederick Cornewall and Mary, daughter of Francis Herbert of Ludlow, first cousin of Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Powis. [3] He was educated at Eton College before going to St. John's College, Cambridge, where he matriculated in 1776, was awarded a B. A. and an M. A. in 1780. He was a Fellow from 1777 to 1784. [4]

Cornewall was ordained as a deacon on 14 December 1777, and as a priest on 20 December 1778, by John Hinchliffe, Bishop of Peterborough. [1] In 1780, through the interest of his second cousin, Charles Wolfran Cornwall, Speaker of the House of Commons, he obtained the post of Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons. [3] He became rector of Frilsham in 1781, and vicar of East Rudham in 1786. [1] He was also preferred to a canonry at Windsor in 1784. [3]

Cornewall inherited the estates of his older brother, Frederick, on his death in 1783, and also those of a relative: Francis Walker of Ferney Hall. To obtain the latter inheritance, Cornewall added the name "Walker" to his own. [2] [5] He was appointed master of Wigston's Hospital, Leicester, in 1790, dean of Canterbury in 1792, bishop of Bristol in 1797. He exchanged this see to become bishop of Hereford in 1803, and in 1808 he was translated to be bishop of Worcester. [3]

In 1817 he served as treasurer of the Salop Infirmary in Shrewsbury. [6]

He published A Sermon preached before the House of Commons on 30 Jan. 1782, and also A Fast Sermon preached before the House of Lords in 1798.

Marriage and family

Cornewall married Anne (d. 15 December 1795), eldest daughter of George Hamilton, canon of Windsor, n 19 June 1787, at Taplow, Buckinghamshire. [2] The couple had three children: [5]

Folliot Cornewall died at Hartlebury on 5 September 1831 aged 77, and was buried in the family vault at Diddlebury, Shropshire.

According to the Gentleman's Magazine , he "was possessed of fair scholarship, strong good sense, polished manners, and an amiable temper: and had passed a virtuous and exemplary life." [7]

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  5. 1 2 Foljambe, Cecil George; Reade, Compton (1908). The House of Cornewall. Hereford: Jakeman and Carver. pp. 135–138.
  6. Keeling-Roberts, Margaret (1981). In Retrospect: A Short History of The Royal Salop Infirmary. North Shropshire Printing Company. p. xi. ISBN   09507849-0-7.
  7. "Obituary: The Bishop of Worcester". Gentleman's Magazine. Vol. 101/2. October 1831. p. 370.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Welfitt
Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons
Succeeded by
Philip Williams
Preceded by Dean of Canterbury
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Hereford
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Worcester
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