“Bishop of Exeter” Henry Phillpotts Hand Written Letter. This item is authenticated by Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. (6 May 1778 – 18 September 1869), often called “Henry of Exeter”, was the. From 1830 to 1869. One of England’s longest serving bishops since the 14th century, Phillpotts was a striking figure of the 19th century Church. Bishop of Exeter, was born on 6 May 1778 at. England, the son of. And land agent to the Dean and Chapter of. He grew up in. And was educated at Gloucester Cathedral school. City between 1830 and 1847, was his elder brother. Two other brothers, Thomas and George, and two sisters, Isabella and Sibella, reached adulthood; a number of other siblings died in infancy or childhood. Elected a scholar of. At the age of only thirteen, he took his. At Corpus Christi, and his. In 1795, aged eighteen. In 1802, being ordained. By Bishop Majendie in 1804. He was selected university preacher in 1804, in which year he published his. Sermon on 5 November. In September 1804 he was presented to the. Which he held until 1806. He does not appear ever to have resided there, duty being taken by a. Named Daniel Drape, according to the. Philpotts married in October 1804 and in 1805 became. County Durham, in the succeeding year. For twenty years he was chaplain to. In 1808 he received his next preferment, being collated by the bishop to the large and important parish of. Within a year his rapid advancement continued with the collation to the ninth. That at the age of 31 he should already have held four livings and a prebendal stall testifies to the regard in which he was held by his. And the usefulness of his marriage connection. He now resided for a considerable part of the year at Durham, and on the. In the city becoming vacant, he was presented to it by the. On 28 September 1810. On 30 December 1815 Philpotts received yet further preferment, being collated by the bishop to the second. In the Cathedral, the. Of which were considerably higher than those of the ninth. This he held for five years, at the end of which period his literary and controversial abilities brought him into advancing prominence. After holding the rich living of. Durham, from 1820, and the Deanery of. From 1828, he was consecrated. In 1831, holding with the. At Durham which he secured permission to hold along with his bishopric, one of the last cases of the benefice. And later bishops had often profited. Philpotts recognised the need to look after his family, extensive as it was – he had 18 children. As a compromise he was instead offered the canonry at. Which was worth a similar amount, and was a post which he continued to hold until his death. He was one of the last of a clerical aristocracy, which, whatever their origin, expected to live on a scale comparable to that of the nobility. As bishop he was a strict disciplinarian, and did much to restore order in a. Whose clergy had become extraordinarily demoralized and over which he wielded considerable power. The diocese at that time extended from the. Borders to the Isles of. His episcopate was characterized by the establishment of many new parishes in Cornwall and considerable evangelical efforts. In 1841 he built for himself a palace at. Bishopstowe (now the Palace Hotel) served as the bishop’s residence, which he preferred as a home to the Bishop’s Residence attached to. The gardens in the 25 acres 100,000 m. Of private land stretching to the sea are still a major attraction today together with the Bishop’s Walk at the local beauty spot of Ansteys Cove. Phillpotts was aware that his appointment to Exeter was not popular locally and knowing of his unpopularity he at times took measures to protect himself from it. 1831 saw Phillpotts as the victim of the. Custom of burning effigies of clergymen; knowing his reputation he took action by requesting protection, thus the 7th Yeomanry Cavalry filled the palace at Exeter, whilst the crowd in the cathedral yard burned Phillpotts in effigy…. Hollow turnip as head and candle as nose, clad in. (Chadwick I, 1997, p 29) In 1848 he placed an appeal in. Of 5 January 1848, for help for the poor of. His request was answered by. Who was just about to travel to Italy for her health. Philpott’s inspiration of Sellon led to the formation of an Anglican order which Sellon led. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. 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