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George Bower (priest)

George Bower (priest)

George Buckley Bower (1748–c.1800)[1][2][3] was an English churchman and academic. He was Archdeacon of Richmond from 1797 until his death.[4]


He was the son of Buckley Bower, an attorney in Stockport. He was born there, baptised there on 30 June 1848, and was educated at Manchester Grammar School.[1][5][6] He matriculated at The Queen's College, Oxford in 1764, graduating B.A. in 1768.[2] In 1769 he became a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford.[7]

From 1787 Bower was the incumbent at Great Billing, becoming also Archdeacon of Richmond in 1797.[8] He died at Aspenshaw Hall, Derbyshire. One source gives the date of death as 26 December 1800.[5] Other sources state he died in 1801.


Bower was married, his wife dying in 1800, before he did. A daughter Frances survived them, dying in 1815.[9]

He was the nephew of Edward Penny, who left him notes of his lectures as first professor of painting at the Royal Academy.[10]


  1. Earwaker, John Parsons (1877). East Cheshire: Past and Present: Or, A History of the Hundred of Macclesfield, in the County Palatine of Chester. From Original Records. The author. p. 411.
  2. Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "Bower, George Buckley" . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. Oxford: Parker and Co via Wikisource.
  3. Aspenshaw Hall
  4. OXFORD, January 3 Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, 3 January 1801 > the article says he died "A few days since died Geo. Buckley Bower"
  5. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester. Chetham Society. 1866. p. 79.
  6. Robson, Derek (1966). Some aspects of education in cheshire in the eighteen century. Manchester University Press. p. 211.
  7. Brasenose College Fellows 1509-1909
  8. "Bower, George Buckley (172–1801) (CCEd Person ID 22962)". The Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540–1835. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  9. Bench, Great Britain Court of King's; Barnewall, Richard Vaughan; Cresswell, Sir Cresswell (1828). Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With Tables of the Names of the Cases and the Principal Matters. J. Butterworth and son. pp. 384–5.
  10. Edelstein, T. J. "Penny, Edward". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/21879. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

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