|Bishop of Worcester|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Worcester|
|Term ended||1860 (death)|
|Other post(s)||Bishop of Sodor and Man (1840–1841)|
|Died||13 November 1860 77) (aged|
|Alma mater|| Trinity College, Cambridge |
St John's College, Cambridge
Henry Pepys ( /pɛpɪs/ ; [n 1] 18 April 1783 – 13 November 1860) was the Church of England Bishop of Sodor and Man in 1840–1841 and of Worcester in 1841–1860. He gave generously to the Three Choirs Festival, held in Worcester every third year. His daughter Emily gained fame as a child diarist.
Pepys was born in Wimpole Street, London, the son of Sir William Weller Pepys (1740/41–1825), a master in Chancery. They were descended from John Pepys, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, a great-uncle of Samuel Pepys the diarist.  His elder brother was Charles Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham. Henry Pepys was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1804. He then migrated as a fellow to St. John's College, Cambridge, proceeding to MA in 1807, BD in 1814, and DD in 1840. 
Pepys was rector of Aspenden, Hertfordshire, from 12 June 1818 to 28 April 1827, and held with it the college living of Moreton, Essex from 16 August 1822 until 1840. On 3 February 1826 he was appointed a prebendary of Wells, and on 31 March 1827 rector of Westmill, Hertfordshire. On the recommendation of Viscount Melbourne he became Bishop of Sodor and Man on 27 January 1840, being consecrated at Whitehall on 1 March and arriving at Douglas, Isle of Man on 27 April. He was installed at St Mary's, Castletown, on 8 May. However, he left the island on 4 May 1841, on being translated to the see of Worcester.
In politics Pepys was a Liberal. He voted in favour of the chief Liberal measures and spoke in the House of Lords twice, on ecclesiastical questions of minor importance. Personally he was very popular and also conscientious in discharging his diocesan duties. He was a generous patron of the triennial Three Choirs Festival.
Pepys married, on 27 January 1824, Maria Sullivan, third daughter of Rt Hon. John Sullivan, commissioner of the Board of Control. She died on 17 June 1885, in her 90th year. Pepys died at Hartlebury Castle, Stourport, Worcestershire, on 13 November 1860. Four of their children lived to adulthood:
He died aged 77 and is buried at Hartlebury churchyard, where four other bishops of Worcester are buried. 
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