Thomas Taylor (priest, 1757–1808)

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The Ven. Thomas Taylor, DD (1757–1808) was the Archdeacon of Chichester from his installation on 15 October 1803 [1] until [2] his death on 4 January 1808: he was also Rector of Abinger, [3] Professor of Law at Gresham College and an Honorary Chaplain to the King. [4]

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The post of Archdeacon of Chichester was created in the 12th century, although the Diocese of Sussex was founded by St Wilfrid, the exiled Bishop of York, in AD 681. The original location of the see was in Selsey. The see was moved to Chichester, in about 1075, by decree of the Synod of London. Currently there are two acting Archdeacons who have the care of the Archdeaconry of Chichester:. In January 2019 it was announced that Fr Luke Irvine-Capel would be licensed as the next Archdeacon in May 2019.

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  1. British history on-line
  2. On Thursday last, the Rev. Dr. Taylor, Archdeacon of Chichester, held his primary visitation Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc. (Portsmouth, England), Monday, July 22, 1805; Issue 302
  3. Alumni Oxonienses the members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886; their parentage, birthplace and year of birth, with a record of their degrees. Being the matriculation register of the University" Volume IV (A-D) p1396 Foster, J (Ed): Oxford, Parker, 1888
  4. 'Advertisements & Notices' The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Wednesday, April 13, 1808; Issue 12141.
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Preceded by
Charles Alcock
Archdeacon of Chichester
Succeeded by
Charles Webber

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