Ellys Anthony, bishop of St. David's, was born in 1693. He was educated at Clare Hall, Cambridge, where he took his master's degree in 1716. In 1724 he was presented to the vicarage of St. Olave, Jewry, and to the rectory of St. Martin's, Ironmonger's Lane. In 1725 he obtained a prebend of Gloucester, and in 1728 was created D.D. at Cambridge. He was next promoted to the bishopric of St. David's, and died at Gloucester in 1761. His writings are as follows: 1. A Plea for the Sacramental Text: — 2. Remarks on Hume's Essay concerning Miracles, and sermons preached on public occasions (4to): — 3. Tracts on the Liberty, Spiritual and Temporal, of Protestants in England (1767, 4to): — 4. Tracts on the Liberty, Spiritual and Temporal, of Subjects in England: the two last-mentioned are collections of tracts, and form one great and elaborate work, which was the principal object of the bishop's life. They were published posthumously. — Hook, Ecclesiastes Biography, volume 4; Kippis, Biographia Britannica, 5:581.