Adam Ottley

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Adam Ottley (1655–1723) was an English churchman, Bishop of St David's from 1713.


He was the son of Sir Richard Ottley of Pitchford, Shropshire, and his wife, Lady Lettice Ridgeway, daughter of Robert Ridgeway, 2nd Earl of Londonderry. He was baptised on 5 January 1655 at Pitchford.[1] He matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1672, graduating B.A. in 1676 and M.A. in 1679. He then became a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1680–1684), and graduated D.D. in 1690.[2]

He became rector of Pontesbury, prebendary of Hereford Cathedral, and then Archdeacon of Shropshire. He was nominated to the see of St David's at the end of 1712, with support from James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos. An active diocesan bishop, he came into conflict with Griffith Jones.[3][4]


  1. ^ T. R. Horton (ed), The Registers of Pitchford Shropshire, 1558-1812, Shropshire Parish Register Society, 1900, p.16
  2. ^ "Ottley, Adam (OTLY671A)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Davies, J. D. "Ottley, Adam". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/63755.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Philip Bisse
Bishop of St David's
Succeeded by
Richard Smalbroke
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