John Woodhouse (priest)

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John Chappel Woodhouse

John Chappel Woodhouse [lower-alpha 1] (1749 – 17 November 1833) was an English Anglican priest who was Archdeacon of Salop from 17 October 1798 until 24 December 1821; [1] and Dean of Lichfield from 1807 until his death. [2]


Woodhouse was born at Lichfield, son of William, a physician, [3] and his wife, Mary Mompesson, granddaughter and heiress of William Chappel. [4] He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. [5] He held incumbencies at Donnington, Shropshire and Stoke on Trent. [6]

In 1849, he published Woodhouse's Annotations on the Apocalypse, which was well received. He married Mercy Peate (or Peet), with whom he had a son, Chappel Woodhouse (1780–1815), who married Amelia Oakeley, daughter of Sir Charles Oakeley, 1st Baronet; and two daughters, Ellen Jane and Mary Anne. His daughter Ellen marriaged firstly, Rev. William Robinson, Rector of Swinnerton; secondly, Hugh Dyke Acland, second son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 9th Baronet; and thirdly, Richard Hinckley of Beacon House, Lichfield. [4]

Woodhouse died on 17 November 1833. [7]



  1. His middle name is frequently misspelt Chappell.

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