Butson, Christopher

Butson, Christopher a prelate of the Church of England, was born in 1750. He was educated at Winchester; and originally matriculated at Oxford as a commoner of Trinity College, Jan. 22, 1767. In 1768 he succeeded to a scholarship at New College; in 1771, obtained the chancellor's prize for English Verse, on The Love of Our Country; April 3, 1772, he graduated A.B.; and in 1774 vacated his fellowship at New College by marriage; and shortly after' was preferred to the deanery of Waterford; whence, in 1804, he was promoted to a seat on the Irish bench, being appointed to the bishoprics of Clonfert and Kilmacduah, which had been merged in the sees of Killaloe and Kilfenora. Bishop Butson died in 1836. See (Lond.) Christian Remembrancer, April, 1836, p. 249.

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