William Gibson (priest)

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William Gibson DD (1717 - 1754) was a Canon of Windsor from 1746 to 1754[1] and Archdeacon of Essex from 1747 to 1752.


He was born in 1717, the son of Bishop Edmund Gibson of London.


He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and graduated BA in 1737, MA in 1740, BD and DD in 1751.

He was appointed:

  • Rector of Thorley, Hertfordshire
  • Rector of Gilston, Hertfordshire
  • Rector of St Botolph Bishopsgate 1743 - 1752
  • Rector of St Martin Ludgate 1741 - 1743
  • Prebendary of Rugmere in St Paul’s 1741 - 1743
  • Prebendary of Kentish Town in St Paul’s 1742 - 1746
  • Prebendarty of Chamberlainwood in St Paul’s 1742 - 1746
  • Archdeacon of Essex 1747 - 1752

He was appointed to the eighth stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1746 and held the canonry until 1754.


  1. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
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