Shipley, Jonathan, a learned English prelate, was born about 1714. His education was liberal, and, at a proper age he entered Christ Church, Oxford. In April, 1738, he took his degree of Master of Arts, entered holy orders, and obtained a living; in 1743 he was installed a prebendary in the Cathedral Church of Winchester, and in March, 1745, was appointed chaplain to the duke of Cumberland. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity Oct. 14, 1748; became canon of Christ Church, Oxford, Jan. 28, 1749; and was made dean of Winchester in 1760, being permitted, by dispensation, to retain. the, livings of Silchester and Chilbolton. His last preferment took place in 1769. when he was promoted to the bishopric of St. Asaph, in which he remained until his death, in Bolton Row, Piccadilly, Dec. 9, 1788. His works, consisting of sermons, charges and parliamentary speeches, were published in 2 vols; 8vo (1792).