Bethell Christopher, Dd
Bethell Christopher, D.D.
a prelate of the Church of England, son of Rev. Richard Bethell, was born at Isleworth, England, in 1773. Dr. Bethell was educated at King's College, Cambridge, where he took the degree of B.A. in 1796, became a fellow of his college and second member's prizeman. In 1824 he was nominated to the bishopric of Gloucester, and was duly consecrated. In 1830 he was transferred to the more lucrative see of Exeter, and subsequently in the same year was further advanced to the see of Bangor, which he held at the time of his death, in Carnarvonshire, Wales, April 19, 1859. The bishop was the author of several theological works, the principal of which is his General View of the Doctrine of Regeneration in Baptism. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1859, p. 359.