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Folliott Herbert Walker Cornewall (1754-1831), Bishop of Worcester

Sitter in 3 portraits
Ordained as a priest in 1778, Cornewall was promoted rapidly and in 1797 was consecrated Bishop of Bristol. He became Bishop of Hereford, a wealthier bishopric than Bristol, in 1803. In 1805 he deputised for Richard Hurd, the elderly Bishop of Worcester, on a confirmation tour. Following Hurd's death, Cornewall was nominated to succeed him. The prime minister, William Cavendish-Bentinck, wrote to King George III that Cornewall's appointment was 'much wished for by the principal gentry as well as clergy', and that his political opinions would help secure the diocese's loyalty to the administration. He was consecrated Bishop of Worcester in 1808.

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Folliott Herbert Walker Cornewall

by William Owen
oil on bevelled oak panel, 1813
NPG 5324

999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999