Basil Wynne Willson

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Memorial in Wells Cathedral

St John Basil Wynne Willson was an Anglican bishop in the first half of the 20th century. He was the Bishop of Bath and Wells from 1921 to 1937.[1][2]

He was born on 28 August 1868 and educated at Cheltenham and St John's College, Cambridge.[3] He was an Assistant Master at The Leys School and Rugby before Headships at Haileybury College and Marlborough.[4] Ordained in 1904, he was appointed Dean of Bristol in 1916,[5] a post he held for five years[6] before his ordination to the episcopate as the Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1921.[7] He married Alice Wills,[8] retired in 1937,[9] and died on 15 October 1946.[10]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ List of Bishops
  3. ^ "Willson, St John Basil Wynne (WL887SJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ Genealogy web-site
  5. ^ National Archives
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1940-41 Oxford, OUP 1941
  7. ^ The Times, Thursday, Nov 03, 1921; pg. 13; Issue 42868; col A Ecclesiastical intelligence
  8. ^ Bathford Society — Alice Wilson
  9. ^ Bishopric Of Bath And Wells Bishop Willson to retire The Times Monday, Apr 05, 1937; pg. 14; Issue 47650; col B
  10. ^ Obituary Bishop Wynne Willson The Times Friday, Oct 18, 1946; pg. 7; Issue 50585; col E

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Francis Pigou
Dean of Bristol
1916 –1921
Succeeded by
Edward Arthur Burroughs
Preceded by
George Wyndham Kennion
Bishop of Bath and Wells
1921 –1937
Succeeded by
Francis Underhill

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