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Richard Watson (1737-1816), Cleric and chemist
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Richard Watson was an Anglican clergyman and academic, who served as the Bishop of Llandaff from 1782 to 1816. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became Professor of Chemistry in 1764 and Regius Professor of Divinity in 1771. Having been ordained as a priest in 1768, Watson's religious career began when he took up the position of prebendary of Trinity College in 1774. He became archdeacon of Ely and rector of Northwold in 1779, and then rector of Knattoft two years later. In 1782, he left all his previous appointments to take up the post of Bishop of Llandaff, which he held until his death in 1816.
by William Walker
by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 8 March 1787