Wigram, Joseph Cotton, Dd
Wigram, Joseph Cotton, D.D.
a bishop of the Church of England, was born December 26, 1798, being the son of sir Robert Wigram, bart. He graduated at Cambridge in 1820, and was ordained deacon in 1822, and priest the next year; in 1827 he was appointed secretary of the National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor, and in the same year became assistant minister at St. James's, Westminster; in 1835 he was appointed rector of East Tisted, Hants; in 1847 was made archdeacon of Winchester, holding that position until his appointment as bishop of Rochester, to which he was consecrated in 1860i from 1851 until 1860 he was rector of St. Mary's, Southampton. He died suddenly at London, April 6, 1867. His literary remains consist of a large number of published sermons. See American Quar. Church Rev. July 1867, page 346.