John Leng; ?-1727; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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John Leng; ?-1727; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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?-1727

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Born in Yorkshire. Married twice. Second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Mr Hawes of Sussex. Two daughters, Elizabeth and Susanna. Educated at the grammar school in St Paul's, London, and at Catherine Hall in Cambridge where he became Fellow and Tutor. Rector at Bedington, Surrey, chaplain to King George I. Translated to Norwich in October 1723. Nominated 27 August 1723, consecrated 8 October 1723. Contracted smallpox and died of distemper. Buried at St Margaret's, Westminster. Died 26 October 1727.
Wrote: 'Boyle's Lectures' and 'Tully's Offices'.

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Norwich, Norfolk; Yorkshire; London; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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clergyman; Bishop of Norwich

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Created on: 21/11/2003 by Droip

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