Henry Ryder

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Henry Ryder
Bishop of Lichfield
Bp Henry Ryder.jpg
Diocese Lichfield
In office1824–1836
Predecessor James Cornwallis
Successor Samuel Butler
Other post(s) Bishop of Gloucester (1815–1824)
Personal details
Born(1777-07-21)21 July 1777
Streatham, Surrey
Died31 March 1836(1836-03-31) (aged 58)
Hastings, Sussex
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse
Sophia Phillips
(m. 1802)
Alma mater St John's College, Cambridge

Henry Dudley Ryder (21 July 1777 31 March 1836 [1] ) was a prominent English evangelical Anglican bishop in the early years of the nineteenth century, most notably as Bishop of Lichfield. He was the first evangelical to be raised to the Anglican episcopate. [2]

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Life

Ryder was the fifth son of Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Baron Harrowby, by his wife Elizabeth Terrick, daughter of Richard Terrick, Bishop of London. Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby and the Honourable Richard Ryder were his elder brothers. He studied at St John's College, Cambridge, [3] and became vicar of Lutterworth and of Claybrook. He was canon of Windsor in 1808.

He was successively Bishop of Gloucester, from 1815, and Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, from 1824. His kneeling statue by Francis Legatt Chantrey is in Lichfield Cathedral.

John Henry Newman, in his Apologia Pro Vita Sua , speaks of the veneration in which he held Ryder. [4] [5]

Family

Ryder married Sophia, daughter of Thomas March Phillips, in 1802. Their second son George Dudley Ryder was the father of the Very Reverend Henry Ignatius Dudley Ryder. Their fifth son was Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alfred Phillips Ryder. Their sixth and youngest son Spencer Ryder was the ancestor of the sailor and politician Robert Ryder. Ryder died in March 1836, aged 58. His wife died in August 1862.

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References

  1. Ryder, Henry in: Oxford University Press, retrieved 7 January 2014.
  2. Chapman, Mark (2006). Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction. Very Short Introductions. Oxford University Press. p. 66. ISBN   9780192806932.
  3. "Ryder, the Hon Dudley (RDR779D)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Henry Ignatius Dudley Ryder"  . Catholic Encyclopedia . New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  5. Concise Dictionary of National Biography

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Attribution

Church of England titles
Preceded by Dean of Wells
1812–1831
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Gloucester
1815–1824
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Lichfield
1824–1836
Succeeded by