Elias Sydall

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Elias Sydall (1672–1733) was an English bishop of St David's and bishop of Gloucester.

Life

He was the son of a glover of Norwich. He matriculated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 1688, graduating B.A. in 1692 and M.A. in 1695. He became D.D. in 1705. He was a Fellow of Corpus from 1696 to 1703.

He became chaplain to Archbishop Thomas Tenison in 1702. Subsequently he had rectories in Kent: Biddenden (1702); Ivychurch from 1705; and Great Mongeham from 1707. He was a canon of Canterbury Cathedral from 1707 to 1728 (Stall IV).[1]

He became Master of Harbledown Hospital in Kent, in 1711.[2] He was chaplain to George I of England, from 1716 to 1728. He then became Dean of Canterbury in 1728, Bishop of St David's in 1731 (consecrated bishop 11 April 1731), and was translated Bishop of Gloucester on 2 November 1731. He died 24 December 1733.

References

  • "Elias Sydall (SDL688E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  • Joseph Meadows Cowper (1900), The Lives of the Deans of Canterbury, 1541 to 1900, p. 159.
  1. ^ British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34591
  2. ^ British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38234
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Stanhope
Dean of Canterbury
1728-1733
Succeeded by
John Lynch
Preceded by
Joseph Wilcocks
Bishop of Gloucester
1731-1734
Succeeded by
Martin Benson
Preceded by
Richard Smalbroke
Bishop of St David's
1732-1743
Succeeded by
Nicholas Clagett
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