Townley, George Frederick, 1891-197, Bishop of Hull

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Townley, George Frederick, 1891-197, Bishop of Hull

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George Frederick Townley was born on 15th April 1891 in Earls Barton, Norhamptonshire. He gained a B.A. from Lincoln College, Oxford in 1921 and an M.A. from Ripon Hall, Oxford in 1921. He served in World War I and then became curate of Keighly. After this he moved frequently, becoming vicar of Lidget Green from 1927-1932, St Barnabas Church, Linthorpe from 1932-1944 and vicar of Scarborough from 1944-1947. He became Archdeacon of Cleveland in 1947, and Archdeacon of York from 1947-1957. He served as the Bishop of Hull from 1957 until 1965. Townley died on 9th March 1977.


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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Created 18/08/2016 by G. Davies




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