Reference Entry

Hinchliffe, John (1731-1794), bishop of Peterborough

James Caudle

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Hinchliffe, John (1731-1794), bishop of Peterborough, was born in Westminster, London, the son of Joseph Hinchliffe, a livery stable-keeper in Swallow Street. Despite his origins Hinchliffe was appointed on the foundation of Westminster School in 1746. One contemporary argued: [h]is promotion afforded a strong instance of what may be done ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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