Richard Lewis (bishop of Llandaff)

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The Revd Richard Lewis, the Bishop of Llandaff

Richard Lewis (27 March 1821 – 24 January 1905 [1] ) was the Anglican Bishop of Llandaff in Wales from 1883 to 1905. [2]

Bishop of Llandaff ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Llandaff

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Born in Pembrokeshire, Lewis was educated at Bromsgrove School and Worcester College, Oxford and ordained in 1846. He was Rector of Lampeter Velfrey for 32 years and from 1874 to 1883 the Archdeacon of St David's. [3]

Pembrokeshire County in Wales

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He was the brother of John Lennox Griffith Poyer Lewis, Esq. of Henllan and High Sheriff of Carmarthenshire in 1867. [4]

Henllan vilage in Denbighshire, Wales

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This is a list of High Sheriffs of Carmarthenshire. Carmarthenshire was originally created by the Statute of Rhuddlan in 1284. It became an administrative county in 1889 with a county council following the Local Government Act 1888. Under the Local Government Act 1972, the administrative county of Carmarthenshire was abolished on 1 April 1974 and the area of Carmarthenshire became three districts within the new county of Dyfed : Carmarthen, Dinefwr and Llanelli. Under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, Dyfed was abolished on 1 April 1996 and the three districts united to form a unitary authority which had the same boundaries as the original Carmarthenshire but remaining in the shrievalty of Dyfed.

Lewis was a very active Freemason, initiated as a student in 1843 in Oxford's Apollo University Lodge. In 1896, whilst serving as Bishop of Llandaff, he became the Grand Chaplain of the United Grand Lodge of England, [5] succeeding the Bishop of Barrow-in-Furness, the Rt Revd Henry Ware.

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United Grand Lodge of England Grand Lodge in England

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The Bishop of Barrow-in-Furness was an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Carlisle, in the Province of York, England. The See was created by Order in Council on 6 April 1889 sponsored by Harvey Goodwin, Bishop of Carlisle. It is named after the town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, then the largest town in the diocese. Since the death of Bishop Pelham in 1944, the title has been in abeyance., the Suffragan Bishopric being transferred to Penrith. A mistaken belief has developed that this was done because Bishop Pelham was regarding the southern part of the diocese as his personal domain. There is absolutely no evidence to support this. On the contrary, all the evidence is that he was a most modest and self-effacing man. The real reasons for the transfer are not at all clear, but any ambitious behaviour on the part of Bishop Pelham can safely be said to not be among them.

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  1. Death Of The Bishop Of Llandaff, The Times, 25 January 1905; page 4; Issue 37613; col A
  2. Parish of Kenig Hill Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine .
  3. "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. Foster, Joseph (1885). Men-at-the-bar: a biographical hand-list of the members of the various Inns of Court (second ed.). London and Aylesbury: Hazell, Watson, and Viney. p. 277. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
  5. Horsley (The Rev'd Canon), JW (1906). "Notes on the Grand Chaplains of England". Ars Quatuor Coronatorum. 19. London: Quatuor Coronati Correspondence Circle Ltd. p. 195.
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Alfred Ollivant
Bishop of Llandaff
Succeeded by
Joshua Pritchard Hughes