Leonard Jauncey White-Thomson (15 November 1863 – 31 December 1933) was an Anglican bishop who served between 1924 and 1933.[1]

He was born on 15 November 1863[2] and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge.[3][4] Ordained in 1890,[5] his first post was as Curate of St Margaret's, Nottingham,[6] after which he was Domestic Chaplain to Archbishop Benson. Later he was Rector of St Martin's and St Paul's, Canterbury, Vicar of Ramsgate and from 1918 to 1924 he was Archdeacon of Canterbury[7][8] before elevation to the episcopate as Bishop of Ely.[9] He died on New Year's Eve, 1933 and was buried in Ely Cemetery.[10]

He married (18 January 1897) the Hon. Margaret Adela Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, daughter of Lord Clinton.[11] She died 20 March 1939. Their son, Ian White-Thomson was Dean of Canterbury from 1963 until 1976.

The couple had two other sons and a daughter.[8]

In 1928 Viscount Lascelles suggested that the Bishop was the author of a popular rhyme criticizing the fashion for short skirts that included the line "half an inch, half an inch, more than she oughter". The Bishop denied it, but admitted composing another rhyme criticizing the fashion.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ thePeerage.com
  3. ^ "White-Thomson, Leonard Jauncey (WHT883LJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ University Intelligence. Cambridge. Feb. 14 The Times Saturday, Feb 15, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 32936; col F
  5. ^ The Times, Wednesday, May 27, 1891; pg. 3; Issue 33335; col C Ordinations Southwell
  6. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  7. ^ New Archdeacon Of Canterbury The Times Monday, Nov 04, 1918; pg. 5; Issue 41938; col A
  8. ^ a b c "Lord Bishop of Ely Dies in England at 70". The New York Times. 2 January 1934. p. 25. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  9. ^ Genuki Archived 2008-07-20 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Events of 1933-34". Archived from the original on 30 June 2012.
  11. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th Edn, 2003: 'Clinton'.
Church of England titles Preceded byWilliam Walsh Archdeacon of Canterbury 1918 – 1924 Succeeded byThomas Karl Sopwith Preceded byFrederic Henry Chase Bishop of Ely 1924 – 1933 Succeeded byBernard Heywood