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Leonard White-Thomson

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Leonard Jauncey White-Thomson (15 November 1863 – 31 December 1933) was an Anglican bishop between 1924 and 1933.[1]

He was born on 15 November 1863[2] and educated at Eton and King’s College, Cambridge.[3][4] Ordained in 1890,[5] his first post was as Curate of St Margaret’s, Nottingham,[6] after which he was Domestic Chaplain to Archbishop Benson. Later he was Rector of St Martin’s and St Paul’s, Canterbury, Vicar of Ramsgate and then Archdeacon of Canterbury [7] before elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Ely.[8] He died on New Year’s Eve, 1933.[9]

He married (18 January 1897) the Hon. Margaret Adela Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, daughter of Lord Clinton.[10] She died 20 March 1939. Their son, Ian White-Thomson was Dean of Canterbury from 1963 until 1976.


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Archdeacon of Canterbury
1918 – 1924
Succeeded by
Thomas Karl Sopwith
Preceded by
Frederic Henry Chase
Bishop of Ely
1924 – 1933
Succeeded by
Bernard Heywood

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