Talbot, William, Dd

Talbot, William, D.D.

an English prelate, was born at Stourton Castle in 1659, and in 1674 entered as a gentleman commoner of Oriel College, Oxford. After graduation he entered holy orders, and in the reign of king James II preached and acted with great zeal against popery. In April, 1691, he was nominated to the deanery of Worcester, and Sept. 24, 1699, was advanced to the bishopric of Oxford. He was translated to the bishopric of Sarum, April 23, 1715; and in September, 1722, was translated to that of Durham, of which county he was made lord-lieutenant and custos rotulorum. He died Oct. 10,1730. There are in print two speeches of his in the House of Lords, and a volume of Sermons (8vo).

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