Bishops of the Isles: Bishops of Sodor and Man, Thomas Wilson, Bishop of Sodor and Man, Bishop of the Isles, Bernard of Kilwinning

 
9781156824061: Bishops of the Isles: Bishops of Sodor and Man, Thomas Wilson, Bishop of Sodor and Man, Bishop of the Isles, Bernard of Kilwinning
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Bishops of Sodor and Man, Thomas Wilson, Bishop of Sodor and Man, Bishop of the Isles, Bernard of Kilwinning, Robert Ferrar, Séon Carsuel, John Dongan, Germanus of Auxerre, William Russell, Diocese of Sodor and Man, Andrew Knox, Arthur Attwell, Wimund, John Leslie, Graeme Knowles, Alexander Gordon, Isaac Barrow, Thomas de Rossy, Robert Paterson, Robert Eden, 3rd Baron Auckland, Robert Waldby, Henry Pepys, Noel Jones, Thomas Short, Walter Augustus Shirley, Thomas Drury, Thomas Knox, George Lloyd, Benjamin Pollard, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, John Taylor, John Lake, Baptist Levinz, George Murray, Eric Gordon, John Salisbury, Samuel Rutter, Norman Straton, Thomas Stanley, Vernon Nicholls, John Bardsley, Denton Thompson, Horatio Powys, William Stanton Jones, Charles Thornton-Duesbury, Andrew Wood, Richard Parr, Archibald Graham, John Phillips, George Hepburn, Richard Oldham, Mark Hiddesley. Excerpt: Thomas Wilson (20 December 1663 - 7 March 1755) was Anglican Bishop of Sodor and Man between 1697 and 1755. He was born in Burton and Ness, in the Wirral, Cheshire, in December 1663. Having studied medicine at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained priest in 1689. In 1692 the Lord of Mann, William Stanley the Earl of Derby, appointed him personal chaplain and tutor to the earl's son. Five years later, at Lord Derby's urging, Wilson reluctantly accepted promotion to the vacant bishopric of Sodor and Man. When he came to the Isle of Man, he found the buildings of the diocese in a ruinous condition. The building of new churches was one of his first acts, and he eventually rebuilt most of the churches of the diocese along with establishing public libraries. He oversaw the passing in the Tynwald of the Act of Settlement 1704 that provided tenants with rights to sell and pass on their land, subject only to continued fixed re...

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