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Piers Claughton
British bishop

Piers Claughton

Piers Claughton
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Intro British bishop
Was Bishop
From United Kingdom
Field Religion
Gender male
Birth 8 June 1814
Death 11 August 1884 (aged 70 years)
Piers Claughton
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The Rt Rev. Piers Calveley Claughton, DD (8 June 1814 – 11 August 1884) was an Anglican colonial bishop and author in the second half of the Nineteenth century.

Early life

The son of Thomas Claughton (M.P. for Newton, Lancashire, 1818 – 25) of Haydock Lodge, he was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he graduated, B.A. (1835) and M.A. (1838). He was elected a Fellow of University College, Oxford in 1836.

Ordination and advancement

Following his ordination in 1838 he was made rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire (1842 – 43; 1845 – 59), before becoming the first Bishop of St Helena (1859 – 61) and a subsequent translation to the see of Colombo (1862 – 71). Upon his return to England he served as Archdeacon of London and a canon of St Paul's from 1870 to 1884 and was appointed Chaplain-General of Her Majesty's Forces in 1875.


He died in Maida Vale, London. A memorial tablet was placed in the crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral, London in 1885. A stamp was issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of St Helena which bore his image. his brother was Bishop of Rochester from 1867 to 1877; and then of St Albans until 1890.


Amongst others he wrote:

  • Knowledge the Reward of Obedience, 1840
  • A Brief Comparison of the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England with Holy Scripture, 1843
  • A Catechism in Six Parts, for the Sundays in Lent. 1847. 
  • The Gospel Invitation, 1859
  • The Jews in relation to the Church and the World, 1877
  • The Manner of the Growth of Christ's Kingdom, 1877

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