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|Sparke, Bowyer Edward.|
Adm. pens. (age 18) at PEMBROKE, Oct. 27, 1777. 3rd s. of William, Esq., of Chelsea, Middlesex (and Mary).
B. [Apr. 27, 1759], at Bury St Edmunds. [School, Eton.] Matric. Michs. 1778; Browne medal, 1779; B.A. (7th Wrangler) 1782; Chancellor's medal, 1782; Members' prize, 1783, 1784; M.A. 1785; D.D. 1803.
Sometime tutor to the Duke of Rutland.
V. of Scalford, Leics., 1800-5. R. of Redmile, 1800-9. V. of St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol, 1803-10.
Dean of Bristol, 1803-9. Bishop of Chester, 1809-12; of Ely, 1812-36. 'He was the last Bishop of Ely to exercise civil jurisdiction in the Isle, and of this dignity he was immensely proud.
It was said that one could find one's way in the fens at night by the little Sparkes planted in all the good livings.' Married, Nov. 1790, Hester, dau. of S. Hobbs., of Henstridge, Somerset.
Author, Elegia Thomae Gray; Graece reddita. Died Apr. 4, 1836; buried at Ely.
Father of John H. (1810) and Edward B. (next). (Foster, Index Eccles.; Clerical Guide; Eton Coll. Reg.; Sir Ellis H. Minns.)
|Bowyer Edward SPARKE |
Approx. lifespan: 17591836
pens. aged 18 Pembroke College adm1777:10:27
3rd s. of William SPARKE, Esq.
of Chelsea, Middlesex , (and Mary)
b. 1759:04:27 Bury St Edmunds, [Suffolk],
Browne Medal 1779
BA 7 th Wrangler 1782
Chancellor's Medal 1782
Members' Prize 1783, 1784
Sometime Tutor to: : Duke of Rutland.
V.: Scalford, Leicestershire , 1800-05
R.: Redmile, [Leicestershire], 1800-09
V.: St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol, [Somerset], 1803-10
Dean of Bristol, [Somerset], 1803-09
Bishop of: Chester, [Cheshire], 1809-12
of Ely, [Cambridgeshire], 1812-36
"He was the last Bishop of Ely to exercise civil jurisdiction in the Isle, and of this dignity he was immensely proud. It was said that one could find one's way in the fens at night by the little Sparkes planted in all the good livings."
m. 1790:11 Hester HOBBS dau. of S. HOBBS ., of Henstridge, Somerset ,
Publ.: Elegia Thomae Gray; Graece reddita
d. ; 1836:04:04
buried Ely, [Cambridgeshire],
father of John H. SPARKE (1810)
father of Edward Bowyer SPARKE (1821)
(Foster, Index Eccles.; Clerical Guide; Eton College Reg. ; Sir Ellis H. Minns.)