|Bishop of Chichester|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Chichester|
|Term ended||1840 (death)|
|Successor||Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth|
|Died||20 August 1840 71)(aged|
|Parents||Dorothy Wright Otter|
Rev. Edward Otter
Nancy Sadleir Bruère
|Children||8, including William|
|Alma mater||Jesus College, Cambridge|
William Otter (23 October 1768 – 20 August 1840) was the first Principal of King's College, London, who later served as Bishop of Chichester.
William Otter was born at Cuckney, Nottinghamshire on 23 October 1768, the son of Dorothy (née Wright) Otter (d. 1772) and the Rev. Edward Otter.He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he was later made a fellow.
He was appointed Principal of the newly established King's College, London, in 1831, and held the post until 1836 when he was appointed Bishop of Chichester.Otter established a small college to train schoolmasters in 1840, which was rebuilt in his memory in 1849 as Bishop Otter College, now the main Bishop Otter Campus of the University of Chichester.
On 3 July 1804, he married Nancy Sadleir Bruère in Leatherhead, Surrey. Nancy was a granddaughter of George Bruere, British Governor of Bermuda. Together, they had three sons and five daughters:
Otter died on 20 August 1840.
His eldest son William had four sons and six daughters, including Lt. William Otter RN (1840–1870), and was the grandfather of Hugh Otter-Barry, Bishop of Mauritius.Through his son Alfred, he was a grandfather of Gen. William Dillon Otter.
Through his daughter Jacqueline, he was a grandfather of Coutts Trotter (1837–1887), Vice Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Edward Bush Trotter (1842–1920), Archdeacon of Western Downs, Australia, Col. Sir Henry Trotter.Through his daughter Maria, he was a grandfather of Maj. William Christopher James, who married Effie Gray Millais (the daughter of Effie Gray and John Everett Millais).
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